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Katarina Build Guide by Emi

-The Blade of Noxus-

By Emi | Updated on October 8, 2016
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Limited to 5 at one time. Limited to one type of Healing Potion. 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[passive] => [unique_passive] => Eternity: Restore mana equal to 15% of damage taken from champions. Restore health equal to 20% of mana spent, up to 25 health per cast, while toggle abilities can heal for up to 25 per second. 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This shield refreshes after no damage is taken from enemy champions for 40 seconds. [consume] => [active] => [unique_active] => [is_deprecated] => 0 [is_deleted] => 0 [is_buildable] => 1 [is_published] => 1 [comment_count] => 14 [last_comment_ts] => 2019-03-07 10:53:40 ) ) ) [7] => Array ( [display_name] => Other Last Items [item_ids] => Array ( [0] => 85 [1] => 153 [2] => 104 ) [description] => These items can be picked up instead of a defensive item. However, they can be mistaken as core items, and in this guide I want to stress that they are alternatives. They can be picked up in niche situations. See the item section for more details. 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UNIQUE Passive: Torment: Dealing spell damage burns enemies for 1.5% of their maximum health per second. Lasts for 3 seconds. If their movement is impaired, they take 2.5% of their maximum health per second instead. 100 max damage per second vs monsters. 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[consume] => [active] => [unique_active] => Lightning Bolt: Deals 175-250 (at levels 1-18) (+30% of ability power) magic damage and slows the target champion instantly by 40% for 2 seconds (40 second cooldown, shared with other Hextech items). [is_deprecated] => 0 [is_deleted] => 0 [is_buildable] => 1 [is_published] => 1 [comment_count] => 31 [last_comment_ts] => 2016-08-15 02:30:14 ) ) ) [8] => Array ( [display_name] => Trinkets/Elixirs [item_ids] => Array ( [0] => 256 [1] => 188 ) [description] => Elixir of Sorcery gives you some bonus AP and true damage. Choose between Warding Totem (ward jumps) or Oracle's Lens (vision control). 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Sorcery: Damaging a champion or turret deals 25 bonus true damage. This effect has a 5 second cooldown versus champions but no cooldown versus turrets. [i]You can only have one Elixir active at any point in time. 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Store one charge every 240-120 seconds depending on the average level of all champions, up to 2 maximum charges. [i]A player may only have 3 Stealth Wards on the map at one time.[/i] [unique_active] => [is_deprecated] => 0 [is_deleted] => 0 [is_buildable] => 1 [is_published] => 1 [comment_count] => 2 [last_comment_ts] => 2017-04-05 07:06:44 ) ) ) [9] => Array ( [display_name] => Example End Build [item_ids] => Array ( [0] => 188 [1] => 40 [2] => 283 [3] => 115 [4] => 98 [5] => 114 [6] => 85 ) [description] => An example end build with a good mix or damage, survivability, and mobility. 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At 100 charges, the next spell hit expends all charges to deal 100 (+10% of ability power) bonus magic damage to up to 4 targets on hit. This applies spell effects (e.g., Spell Vamp, Rylai's, etc). 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However, it's cooldown is much longer than your ult's, so keep track of when she doesn't have it. [champion] => Array ( [champion_id] => 89 [display_name] => Ahri [url_str] => ahri [title] => The Nine-Tailed Fox [key] => [description] => Unlike other foxes that roamed the woods of southern Ionia, Ahri had always felt a strange connection to the magical world around her; a connection that was somehow incomplete. Deep inside, she felt the skin she had been born into was an ill fit for her and dreamed of one day becoming human. Her goal seemed forever out of reach, until she happened upon the wake of a human battle. It was a grisly scene, the land obscured by the forms of wounded and dying soldiers. She felt drawn to one: a robed man encircled by a waning field of magic whose life was quickly slipping away. She approached him and something deep inside of her triggered, reaching out to the man in a way she couldn't understand. His life essence poured into her, carried on invisible strands of magic. The sensation was intoxicating and overwhelming. As her reverie faded, she was delighted to discover that she had changed. Her sleek white fur had receded and her body was long and lithe, the shape of the humans who lay scattered about her. However, though she appeared human, she knew that in truth the transformation was incomplete. A cunning creature, she adapted herself to the customs of human society and used her profound gift of beauty to attract unsuspecting men. She could consume their life essences when they were under the spell of her seductive charms. Feeding on their desires brought her closer to her dream, but as she took more lives, a strange sense of regret began to well within her. She had reservations about actions which never troubled her as a fox. She realized that she could not overcome the pangs of her evolving morality. In search of a solution, Ahri found the Institute of War, home of the most gifted mages on Runeterra. They offered her a chance to attain her humanity without further harm through service in the League of Legends. 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Initiate team fights using Charm, and chase down stragglers with Spirit Rush. Spirit Rush enables Ahri's abilities, it opens up paths for Charm, helps double hitting with Orb of Deception, and closes to make use of Fox-Fire. [tip_playing_against] => Ahri's suvivability is dramatically reduced when her Ultimate, Spirit Rush, is down. Stay behind minions to make Charm difficult to land, this will reduce Ahri's damage potential significantly. 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Also, your W will still hit her even when she's stealthed. If she uses Shadow Dance onto you, kite her backwards in the slight delay between casts with the MS buff on your W. [champion] => Array ( [champion_id] => 50 [display_name] => Akali [url_str] => akali [title] => The Rogue Assassin [key] => [description] => Ionia has always been a land of wild magic, its vibrant people and powerful spirits seeking to live in harmony… but sometimes this peaceful equilibrium does not come easily. Sometimes it needs to be kept in check. The Kinkou are the self-appointed keepers of Ionia’s sacred balance. The order’s loyal acolytes walk the spirit and material realms, mediating conflicts between them and, when necessary, intervening by force. Born among their ranks was Akali, daughter of Mayym Jhomen Tethi, the renowned Fist of Shadow. Mayym and her partner Tahno raised their daughter within the Kinkou Order, under the watchful leadership of Great Master Kusho, the Eye of Twilight. Whenever her parents were called away, other members of the order stepped in as Akali’s surrogate family. Kennen, the Heart of the Tempest, spent many hours with the young girl, teaching her shuriken techniques, and emphasizing speed and agility over strength. Akali was a precocious child, and soaked up the knowledge like a sponge. It became clear to all that she would follow her parents’ path—along with the Great Master’s son and appointed successor Shen, she would lead a new generation dedicated to preserving Ionia’s balance. But balance can be fleeting. The order found itself divided. A wayward acolyte named Zed returned, and clashed violently with Kusho, wresting power in a bloody coup. Akali fled into the eastern mountains along with Mayym, Shen, Kennen, and a handful of other acolytes. Sadly, Tahno was not among them. Zed’s transformation of the Kinkou into the merciless Order of Shadow was almost complete. But, as the new Eye of Twilight, Shen intended to rebuild what had been lost. They would return to the Kinkou’s three fundamental philosophies: the pure impartiality of Watching the Stars, the passage of judgment in Coursing the Sun, and the elimination of imbalance by Pruning the Tree. Even though they were now few, they would train neophytes to restore and grow their numbers once more. When Akali came of age at fourteen, she formally entered her Kinkou training, determined to succeed her mother as the new Fist of Shadow. She was a prodigious fighter, and mastered the kama and kunai—a handheld sickle and throwing dagger. Though she did not possess the magical abilities of many of her fellow acolytes, she proved to all she was worthy of the title, in time allowing her mother to step down and help mentor the younger neophytes. But Akali’s soul was restless, and her eyes were open. Though the Kinkou and the Order of Shadow had come to an uneasy accord in the wake of the Noxian invasion of Ionia, she saw that her homeland continued to suffer. She questioned whether they were truly fulfilling their purpose. Pruning the Tree was meant to eliminate those who threatened the sacred balance... yet Shen would always urge restraint. He was holding her back. All the mantras and meditations could quiet her spirit, but such platitudes would not defeat their adversaries. Her youthful precociousness turned to outright disobedience. She argued with Shen, she defied him, and she took down Ionia’s enemies her way. In front of the whole order, she declared the impotence of the Kinkou, all its talk of spiritual balance and patience accomplishing little. Ionians were dying in the material realm, and that was the realm Akali would defend. She was trained as an assassin. She was going to be an assassin. She did not need the order anymore. Shen let her go without a fight, knowing this was a path that Akali must walk alone. Perhaps that path would bring her back one day, but that would be for her to decide. 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Keep an eye on her HUD, because she might be saving her passive at 3 stacks. Ask your jungler to help you out by letting him/her engage first. Bait out her stun before going all in and using your ultimate. Be aware of her power spike at level 6. Tibbers can do a lot of damage in a very short amount of time. [champion] => Array ( [champion_id] => 1 [display_name] => Annie [url_str] => annie [title] => The Dark Child [key] => Annie [description] => In the time shortly before the League, there were those within the sinister city-state of Noxus who did not agree with the evils perpetrated by the Noxian High Command. The High Command had just put down a coup attempt from the self-proclaimed Crown Prince Raschallion, and a crack down on any form of dissent against the new government was underway. These political and social outcasts, known as the Gray Order, sought to leave their neighbors in peace as they pursued dark arcane knowledge. The leaders of this outcast society were a married couple: Gregori Hastur, the Gray Warlock, and his wife Amoline, the Shadow Witch. Together they led an exodus of magicians and other intelligentsia from Noxus, resettling their followers beyond the Great Barrier to the northern reaches of the unforgiving Voodoo Lands. Though survival was a challenge at times, the Gray Order's colony managed to thrive in a land where so many others would have failed. Years after the exodus, Gregori and Amoline had a child: [[Annie]]. Early on, Annie's parents knew there was something special about their daughter. At the age of two, Annie miraculously ensorcelled a shadow bear - a ferocious denizen of the petrified forests outside the colony - turning it into her pet. To this day she keeps her bear ''Tibbers'' by her side, often keeping him spellbound as a stuffed doll to be carried like a child's toy. The combination of Annie's lineage and the dark magic of her birthplace have given this little girl tremendous arcane power. It is this same girl who now finds herself as one of the most sought-after champions within the League of Legends - even by the city-state that would have exiled her parents had they not fled beforehand. "[i]Annie may be one of the most powerful champions ever to have fought in a Field of Justice. I shudder to think of her capabilities when she becomes an adult.[/i]" [space][space][space]- High Councilor Kiersta Mandrake [spotlight_embed_url] => [role] => Mage [defense_rating] => 3 [magic_rating] => 10 [attack_rating] => 2 [difficulty_rating] => 6 [damage_rating] => 3 [mobility_rating] => 1 [cc_rating] => 3 [toughness_rating] => 1 [utility_rating] => 2 [health] => 512 [health_increase] => 76 [mana] => 334 [mana_increase] => 50 [movement_speed] => 335 [armor] => 19.2 [armor_increase] => 4 [magic_resistance] => 30 [magic_resistance_increase] => 0 [attack_damage] => 50.4 [attack_damage_increase] => 2.625 [critical_strike] => 2 [critical_strike_increase] => 0.25 [health_regeneration] => 5.4 [health_regeneration_increase] => 0.11 [mana_regeneration] => 6 [mana_regeneration_increase] => 0.08 [attack_range] => 625 [attack_speed] => 0.579 [ability_power] => 0 [ability_power_18] => 0 [attack_speed_18] => 0.713 [health_18] => 1804 [mana_18] => 1184 [movement_speed_18] => 335 [armor_18] => 87.2 [magic_resistance_18] => 38.5 [attack_damage_18] => 95 [critical_strike_18] => 0 [health_regeneration_18] => 14.8 [mana_regeneration_18] => 19.6 [attack_range_18] => 625 [tip_playing_as] => [tip_playing_against] => [client_id] => 1 [riot_points] => 260 [influence_points] => 450 [icon] => /content/champion/312e302e302e37302d31.jpg [is_published] => 1 [is_deprecated] => 0 [is_deleted] => 0 [is_buildable] => 1 [is_free] => 0 [views] => 24119 [view_count] => 7417046 [comments] => 3 [comment_count] => 17 [votes] => 11 [vote_count] => 20 [community_tier_list_vote_count] => 587 [community_tier_list_score] => 0.472913 [community_tier_list_rank] => 2 [score] => 18 [lastpost_ts] => 2011-04-07 15:24:04 [last_comment_ts] => 2017-03-03 23:27:44 [critical_strike_chance] => 0 [critical_strike_chance_18] => 0 [preferred_skin] => 37 [create_ts] => 2009-02-21 00:00:00 ) ) [3] => Array ( [champion_id] => 74 [rank] => 3 [description] => Avoiding his Pillar of Flame will actually allow you to avoid most of his burst combo. There's a slight delay after he uses it and before it actually erupts, so use that time to get off of it. If you're afflicted with Blaze, don't start your ult until he's used Sear. Dodging Sear by Shunpo-ing to him will generally net you a kill since he has no other form of CC, nor does he have an escape (aside from Flash). [champion] => Array ( [champion_id] => 74 [display_name] => Brand [url_str] => brand [title] => The Burning Vengeance [key] => [description] => In a faraway place known as Lokfar there was a seafaring marauder called Kegan Rodhe. As was his people's way, Kegan sailed far and wide with his fellows, stealing treasures from those unlucky enough to catch their attention. To some, he was a monster; to others, just a man. One night, as they sailed through the arctic waters, strange lights danced over the frozen wastes. There was something hypnotic about them; it was something that drew them to it like moths to a flame. Trekking across the frozen waste, they came to a cave covered in ancient runes. The meaning of the runes long lost to them, Kegan led the way inside. There, inside a perfect cage of ice floated a dancing column of flame. There was no way such a thing should be burning, especially not in this place. However, its movement was as hypnotic as a siren's song, captivating and seductive. While the others stayed back, Kegan could not help but approach it while holding out his hand... That is the last thing Kegan Rodhe remembers, for now his body belongs to Brand. It is a creature of olden times, perhaps even a casualty of the Rune Wars. It is known in ancient texts as the Burning Vengeance. It is a creature of pure fiery hate that exists for no other reason than to lay waste the world of men and yordles. No one is quite sure how Brand found his way to Valoran, but he began his predations at once. Overcome by Demacian forces, he was given a choice: fight within the confines of the League or die. Naturally, he chose to use his destructive powers in the League, for now... 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[tip_playing_against] => *Brand must land an ability before his combo is able to get started. Dodging his Sear or Pillar of Flame will disrupt his rhythm. *Try to move away from allies when you see Pyroclasm being cast. The initial missile speed is slow, which should give your team time to react. *Brand's passive allows him to excel in poking engagements. Be careful not to lose too much health before fighting. 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Also, the skillshot is curved from her right hand. Use this knowledge to dodge it completely. Bait out her Moonfall before going all in. Otherwise, you won't be able to channel your ult and you'll be slowed so you can't run away. [champion] => Array ( [champion_id] => 102 [display_name] => Diana [url_str] => diana [title] => The Scorn of the Moon [key] => [description] => An unyielding avatar of the moon's power, Diana wages a dark crusade against the sun-worshipping Solari. Though she once sought the acceptance of her people, years of futile struggle shaped her into a bitter, resentful warrior. She now presents her foes with a terrible ultimatum: revere the moon's light, or die by her crescent blade. Though she was born to the Solari, Diana's inquisitive nature set her apart from her brethren. She had always found solace and guidance in the night sky, and questioned the dominance of the sun in her society. The Solari elders responded to her challenges with only derision and punishment. Diana remained convinced, however, that if she could find evidence of the moon's power, the elders would listen to reason. For years, she studied Solari archives in solitude until she discovered an encoded message hidden in an old tome. This clue led her to a secluded valley on Mount Targon where she unearthed the hidden entrance to an ancient, sealed temple. Inside, among aging relics and faded murals, she found an ornate suit of armor and a beautiful crescent blade, both inscribed with sigils of the moon. Diana donned the armaments and returned to the Solari elders that night. She declared that the artifacts proved others had once worshipped the moon as she did. Her discovery of evidence challenging Solari dominion shocked the elders. To Diana's horror, they pronounced her a heretic and condemned her to death. As the elders prepared her for execution, Diana's anger and sorrow overwhelmed her desire for acceptance. She lifted her gaze to the sky, calling upon the moon for strength. Lunar power surged within her and she shattered her bindings. Raising her relic blade, she turned and slaughtered the elders. With the temple in ruins behind her, Diana resolved to destroy all those who would deny the power of the moon. "The sun does not reveal truth. Its light only burns and blinds." - Diana [spotlight_embed_url] => http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H7WSLWcACiw [role] => Fighter [defense_rating] => 6 [magic_rating] => 8 [attack_rating] => 7 [difficulty_rating] => 4 [damage_rating] => 3 [mobility_rating] => 2 [cc_rating] => 2 [toughness_rating] => 2 [utility_rating] => 1 [health] => 589 [health_increase] => 0 [mana] => 297 [mana_increase] => 0 [movement_speed] => 345 [armor] => 26 [armor_increase] => 0 [magic_resistance] => 32.1 [magic_resistance_increase] => 0 [attack_damage] => 53 [attack_damage_increase] => 0 [critical_strike] => 0 [critical_strike_increase] => 0 [health_regeneration] => 7.4 [health_regeneration_increase] => 0 [mana_regeneration] => 6 [mana_regeneration_increase] => 0 [attack_range] => 150 [attack_speed] => 0.625 [ability_power] => 0 [ability_power_18] => 0 [attack_speed_18] => 0.864 [health_18] => 2119 [mana_18] => 977 [movement_speed_18] => 345 [armor_18] => 87.2 [magic_resistance_18] => 53.4 [attack_damage_18] => 104 [critical_strike_18] => 0 [health_regeneration_18] => 21.9 [mana_regeneration_18] => 19.6 [attack_range_18] => 150 [tip_playing_as] => * Landing Crescent Strike is critically important, but don't be afraid to miss. The cooldown is short and the mana cost is low. * Consider when to cast Lunar Rush without Moonlight and when to wait for another Crescent Strike. * Use Moonfall and Lunar Rush to stay on targets and activate Moonsilver Blade for extra damage. [tip_playing_against] => * Dodge Crescent Strike, or move to safety if you're affected by Moonlight. * Pale Cascade orbs only last a few seconds. Avoid Diana and engage her after the shield dissipates. * Diana can play very aggressively if she uses Lunar Rush without Moonlight, but you can punish her by slowing or stunning her when she has no way to get back in position. 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This will help a lot in all ins, since he won't be able to sustain himself. If he's MIA, be careful because he might be channeling his ultimate, Crowstorm. [champion] => Array ( [champion_id] => 38 [display_name] => Fiddlesticks [url_str] => fiddlesticks [title] => The Harbinger of Doom [key] => FiddleSticks [description] => For nearly twenty years, Fiddlesticks has stood alone in the easternmost summoning chamber of the Institute of War. Only the burning emerald light of his unearthly gaze pierces the musty darkness of his dust-covered home. It is here that the Harbinger of Doom keeps a silent vigil. His is a cautionary tale of power run amok, taught to all summoners within the League. Decades ago, there existed a powerful rune mage from Zaun - Istvaan. At the end of the fifth Rune War, he became one of the League's first summoners. Too much a prisoner to the old ways of magic, Istvaan stepped further and further outside the rules of conduct in the League. In what was ultimately his last match, his reach finally exceeded his grasp. Sealing himself inside the easternmost summoning chamber, he began incanting the most forbidden of rituals - an extra-planar summoning. What exactly happened inside that chamber remains unknown. No champion came to represent Zaun that day in Summoner's Rift. Only silence echoed back from repeated knocks on the chamber door. The first apprentice who entered was cut down immediately by an unearthly scythe. What few who followed and survived were driven mad by fear, mere husks of men gibbering about crows and death. Afraid of the evil even Istvaan could not control, the League sealed all exits to the chamber, hoping they could contain what they could not destroy. Years went by, but the wooden figure within never moved save to slay any foolish enough to enter. Seeing no recourse to reclaim the chamber, the Council instead devised a use for Fiddlesticks: executioner. While he comes to life and seemingly abides by the rules of summoning in the Fields of Justice, what he awaits inside his chamber is unknown. His unmoving face yields no clues, and his scythe stands ready to strike down any who stand before him. Those who say 'you have nothing to fear but fear itself' have not yet felt the crows. [spotlight_embed_url] => http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uc_-ms5ADhk [role] => Mage [defense_rating] => 3 [magic_rating] => 9 [attack_rating] => 2 [difficulty_rating] => 9 [damage_rating] => 3 [mobility_rating] => 1 [cc_rating] => 3 [toughness_rating] => 1 [utility_rating] => 1 [health] => 524 [health_increase] => 80 [mana] => 400 [mana_increase] => 59 [movement_speed] => 335 [armor] => 20.9 [armor_increase] => 3 [magic_resistance] => 30 [magic_resistance_increase] => 0 [attack_damage] => 48.4 [attack_damage_increase] => 2.625 [critical_strike] => 1.75 [critical_strike_increase] => 0.25 [health_regeneration] => 5.6 [health_regeneration_increase] => 0.12 [mana_regeneration] => 6 [mana_regeneration_increase] => 0.09 [attack_range] => 480 [attack_speed] => 0.625 [ability_power] => 0 [ability_power_18] => 0 [attack_speed_18] => 0.849 [health_18] => 1884 [mana_18] => 1352 [movement_speed_18] => 335 [armor_18] => 80.4 [magic_resistance_18] => 38.5 [attack_damage_18] => 93 [critical_strike_18] => 0 [health_regeneration_18] => 15.8 [mana_regeneration_18] => 19.6 [attack_range_18] => 480 [tip_playing_as] => *Use Dark Wind to rack up many minion kills, and try to use Drain on minions to get the maximum health drain. *Use Terrify on enemies before starting up Crowstorm or Drain to ensure maximum damage. [tip_playing_against] => *Avoid attacking while close to your allies. Dark wind will bounce between you and your allies extending the duration of its silence. *If Fiddlesticks has used Crowstorm, try casting a stun or slow and moving out of range until the spell dissipates. 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Chum the Waters is a skill shot, and can be avoided by timing Shunpo correctly, which will allow you to counter engage really well. [champion] => Array ( [champion_id] => 87 [display_name] => Fizz [url_str] => fizz [title] => The Tidal Trickster [key] => [description] => Centuries ago, an ancient water-dwelling race built a hidden city beneath a mountain in the sea. Though these creatures had their enemies, the city was an impenetrable fortress, and, in the safety it provided, they grew complacent. Fizz, however, harbored a curious spirit that could not be satisfied living so cushioned a life. Unable to resist the allure of danger, Fizz had a habit of sneaking out of the city to look for trouble. In his many adventures he grew to be a powerful fighter with a keen resourcefulness that let him skirt danger with clever ease. One day, Fizz returned to find the city abandoned: his people had vanished, leaving Fizz without a clue to explain their disappearance. With nothing left in the city to keep him, Fizz salvaged an enchanted trident from the ruins and set out alone. For years, Fizz wandered the ocean, using the skills he'd learned during his adventures as a young boy to survive. Finally, Fizz discovered the port of Bilgewater. He was fascinated with the existence of life above the water and could not resist exploring the island. In his endless curiosity, Fizz inadverently meddled in the affairs of the humans who lived there and his presence did not go unnoticed. His mischief angered many residents who eventually sought to capture or kill him. Fizz found himself cornered, and he prepared to return to the sea despite the fondness he'd come to hold for Bilgewater. As he stood at the docks, a massive dragon-shark attacked the port. Fizz defeated the beast, using his resourcefulness and knowledge of the creatures' weaknesses to his advantage. Having earned the gratitude and respect of the humans, Fizz decided to stay in Bilgewater. He joined the League of Legends to further serve his new home. ''Fizz makes even the saltiest sailors of Bilgewater look like drunken landlubbers in a fight. Good thing he's on our side.'' -- Miss Fortune, the Bounty Hunter. 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[tip_playing_against] => *Fizz becomes extremely deadly when your Health reaches critical levels - each of Fizz's autoattacks apply a damage over time effect that rapidly grows in damage as your Health becomes lower - stay healthy when fighting Fizz, if possible. *Fizz is best in extended skirmishes - don't chase Fizz if you can help it! 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His turrets will inherently push the lane, as they'll continue to autoattack so long as there are minions near it. Call your jungler for ganks and take advantage of the fact that he has no escape ability. You can kill his turrets for extra gold. However, be careful as they'll automatically target you if you get in range. [champion] => Array ( [champion_id] => 40 [display_name] => Heimerdinger [url_str] => heimerdinger [title] => The Revered Inventor [key] => Heimerdinger [description] => It is unusual to see yordles outside of Bandle City, but the lure of science was something Heimerdinger could not resist. By the time he'd completed his third doctorate, he had already become the greatest of all yordle scientists and there was little his home could still offer him. The great academies of Piltover far to the north called to him, daring him to make his mark in the City of Progress. Knowing he would never thrive away from his own kind, Heimerdinger gathered like-minded yordles to join him in his quest, thus forming the backbone of the now famous Yordle Academy of Science & Progress. Since then, he has become one of the most respected minds of the modern age and his academy is one of the leading institutions in all of Valoran. Heimerdinger has pioneered many new scientific achievements, delving deeper and deeper into the field of techmaturgy, including the development of the now ubiquitous star-rods that light many of the streets of the city-states. However, there is something strange about the Revered Inventor. In his quest to expand knowledge, he underwent an experiment of his own design to allow him to use a greater portion of his brain simultaneously. It most certainly worked, but at an unusual cost - Heimerdinger's brain increased in size. His head changed along with it and now the great scientist looks like a yordle with a giant brain-shaped head. Heimerdinger has turned his attentions to the current state of war on Valoran, however, and works to rectify what he considers is an unacceptable situation. Heimerdinger believes that science is the key to saving the world. Much more, he has rolled up his sleeves and is out to prove this as a member of the League of Legends - most definitely as the League's smartest champion! Science is on the march. Look out! [spotlight_embed_url] => http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PY2q3aA1NYo [role] => Mage [defense_rating] => 6 [magic_rating] => 8 [attack_rating] => 2 [difficulty_rating] => 8 [damage_rating] => 3 [mobility_rating] => 1 [cc_rating] => 2 [toughness_rating] => 1 [utility_rating] => 2 [health] => 476 [health_increase] => 75 [mana] => 307 [mana_increase] => 65 [movement_speed] => 340 [armor] => 19 [armor_increase] => 3 [magic_resistance] => 30 [magic_resistance_increase] => 0 [attack_damage] => 55.5 [attack_damage_increase] => 3 [critical_strike] => 1.5 [critical_strike_increase] => 0.25 [health_regeneration] => 7 [health_regeneration_increase] => 0.11 [mana_regeneration] => 6 [mana_regeneration_increase] => 0.09 [attack_range] => 550 [attack_speed] => 0.625 [ability_power] => 0 [ability_power_18] => 0 [attack_speed_18] => 0.754 [health_18] => 1751 [mana_18] => 987 [movement_speed_18] => 340 [armor_18] => 70 [magic_resistance_18] => 38.5 [attack_damage_18] => 101.4 [critical_strike_18] => 0 [health_regeneration_18] => 16.35 [mana_regeneration_18] => 19.6 [attack_range_18] => 550 [tip_playing_as] => *Turret placement can be a deciding factor in a battle. Against most enemies placing clusters of turrets is the best method, but if they have a lot of area of effect abilities your turrets can be destroyed quickly. *Placing turrets in brush can lead to a surprise attack in your favor. [tip_playing_against] => *Work with the players in your lane to bring down Heimerdinger's turrets as soon as he bring them up. They become more effective if they are allowed to cluster. 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He has no hard CC to cancel your ultimate, no does he have any mobility to escape from it. With Voracity, you can Shunpo away from Death Defied once you kill him. [champion] => Array ( [champion_id] => 21 [display_name] => Karthus [url_str] => karthus [title] => The Deathsinger [key] => Lich [description] => Karthus is a harbinger of oblivion, zealously devoted to the beauty and clarity of death. Even in his youth, he was utterly obsessed with mortality, growing ever more relentless in the pursuit of his dark desires. Yearning to be one with death itself, Karthus journeyed to the Shadow Isles and willingly offered himself to undeath. Karthus transformed into the Deathsinger, a dread lich existing solely to deliver the blessed gift of annihilation. [spotlight_embed_url] => https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zSKw3m7JGvg [role] => Mage [defense_rating] => 2 [magic_rating] => 10 [attack_rating] => 2 [difficulty_rating] => 7 [damage_rating] => 3 [mobility_rating] => 1 [cc_rating] => 1 [toughness_rating] => 1 [utility_rating] => 2 [health] => 516 [health_increase] => 75 [mana] => 373 [mana_increase] => 61 [movement_speed] => 335 [armor] => 20.9 [armor_increase] => 3.5 [magic_resistance] => 30 [magic_resistance_increase] => 0 [attack_damage] => 45.7 [attack_damage_increase] => 3.25 [critical_strike] => 1.75 [critical_strike_increase] => 0.25 [health_regeneration] => 6.4 [health_regeneration_increase] => 0.11 [mana_regeneration] => 6 [mana_regeneration_increase] => 0.08 [attack_range] => 450 [attack_speed] => 0.625 [ability_power] => 0 [ability_power_18] => 0 [attack_speed_18] => 0.849 [health_18] => 1791 [mana_18] => 1410 [movement_speed_18] => 335 [armor_18] => 80.4 [magic_resistance_18] => 38.5 [attack_damage_18] => 100.9 [critical_strike_18] => 0 [health_regeneration_18] => 15.8 [mana_regeneration_18] => 19.6 [attack_range_18] => 450 [tip_playing_as] => *Ask your allies to help point out when you should use Requiem to get kills in different lanes. *Lay Waste is very strong at farming minions and harassing enemy champions. [tip_playing_against] => *Karthus can cast spells for a short duration after his is killed. Move away from his corpse to be safe. *Make sure you always have enough health to survive Requiem, even if you have to go back to the base more frequently to heal. 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If he tries to chase you, keep spamming your Sinister Steel for the MS buff and try to kite him as much as possible. Make sure you notify your teammates if he's MIA, because his roaming potential is ridiculously good. [champion] => Array ( [champion_id] => 27 [display_name] => Kassadin [url_str] => kassadin [title] => The Void Walker [key] => Voidwalker [description] => There is a place between dimensions and between worlds. To some it is known as the Outside, to others it is the Unknown. To most, however, it is called the Void. Despite its name, the Void is not an empty place, but rather the home of unspeakable things, horrors not meant for minds of men. Though such knowledge is lost in modern times, there are those who have unwittingly discovered what lies beyond, and they have been unable to turn away. Kassadin is such a creature. He was once a man forced to look upon the face of the Void and forever changed by what he saw. Once a seeker of forbidden knowledge, he discovered that what he sought was something else entirely. He is one of the few that has found his way to forgotten Icathia and lived to tell the tale, following the scant breadcrumbs hidden in ancient texts. Within a decaying cyclopean city, Kassadin found secrets of the kind that he will never share - secrets that made him quake with fear at the visions of things to come that were thrust upon him. The power of the place threatened to consume him forever, but Kassadin took the only route available to him in order to survive - he let the Void inside him. Miraculously, he was able to overcome the alien urges that went with it, and he emerged as something more than human. Though a part of him died that day, he knows that he must protect Valoran from the things scratching at the door, waiting to get in and visit their torments upon the world. They are only one step away... something to which the appearance of the abomination known as Cho'Gath attests. If you look upon the Void, you can't put it behind you. If you look upon Kassadin, he is probably already there. [spotlight_embed_url] => [role] => Assassin [defense_rating] => 5 [magic_rating] => 8 [attack_rating] => 3 [difficulty_rating] => 8 [damage_rating] => 3 [mobility_rating] => 3 [cc_rating] => 1 [toughness_rating] => 2 [utility_rating] => 1 [health] => 564 [health_increase] => 78 [mana] => 398 [mana_increase] => 45 [movement_speed] => 340 [armor] => 23.4 [armor_increase] => 3.2 [magic_resistance] => 30 [magic_resistance_increase] => 0 [attack_damage] => 58.9 [attack_damage_increase] => 3.9 [critical_strike] => 2.05 [critical_strike_increase] => 0.45 [health_regeneration] => 7.8 [health_regeneration_increase] => 0.1 [mana_regeneration] => 6 [mana_regeneration_increase] => 0.08 [attack_range] => 150 [attack_speed] => 0.638 [ability_power] => 0 [ability_power_18] => 0 [attack_speed_18] => 1.039 [health_18] => 1890 [mana_18] => 1537 [movement_speed_18] => 340 [armor_18] => 77.8 [magic_resistance_18] => 38.5 [attack_damage_18] => 125.2 [critical_strike_18] => 0 [health_regeneration_18] => 16.3 [mana_regeneration_18] => 19.6 [attack_range_18] => 150 [tip_playing_as] => *Kassadin has multiple item paths, he can go caster via mana and ability power, dps'er with attack speed, and anti caster w/cooldown reduction and Magic Resist. *Kassadin's ultimate has many uses and is on a shorter cooldown than most, use it often. [tip_playing_against] => *it is important ot harass Kassadin in order to make him hesitate about using Riftwalk. [client_id] => 38 [riot_points] => 790 [influence_points] => 3150 [icon] => /content/champion/312e302e302e37302d3338.jpg [is_published] => 1 [is_deprecated] => 0 [is_deleted] => 0 [is_buildable] => 1 [is_free] => 0 [views] => 21024 [view_count] => 5008586 [comments] => 4 [comment_count] => 13 [votes] => 12 [vote_count] => 22 [community_tier_list_vote_count] => 557 [community_tier_list_score] => 0.448115 [community_tier_list_rank] => 2 [score] => 20 [lastpost_ts] => 2011-02-27 00:29:28 [last_comment_ts] => 2018-11-11 11:24:01 [critical_strike_chance] => 0 [critical_strike_chance_18] => 0 [preferred_skin] => 0 [create_ts] => 2009-08-07 00:00:00 ) ) [10] => Array ( [champion_id] => 105 [rank] => 5 [description] => Since he himself is melee, use your W to poke each time he goes for CS. Also, your W will hit him even if he stealths. Don't push too hard or you'll be marked with the isolation passive. This actually does a bit of damage at higher level, so be careful. He has no way to cancel your ultimate, but he does have a jump. [champion] => Array ( [champion_id] => 105 [display_name] => Kha'Zix [url_str] => khazix [title] => The Voidreaver [key] => [description] => A vicious Void predator, Kha'Zix infiltrated Valoran to devour the land's most promising creatures. With each kill he absorbs his prey's strength, evolving to grow more powerful. Kha'Zix hungers most to conquer and consume Rengar, the one beast he considers his equal. When Kha'Zix crossed over into this world, he was fragile and ravenous. The animals he first encountered were too small to fuel the rapid evolution he craved. Kha'Zix focused his hunger on the most dangerous creatures he could find, risking his life to satisfy his need. With each kill he feasted and changed, becoming a stronger, faster predator. Kha'Zix soon chased his prey with unrestrained aggression, believing he was unstoppable. One day, while savoring a fresh kill, the predator became the prey. From cover a creature pounced in a blur of fangs and steel, tackling him to the ground. It roared in his face slashing and clawing, and Kha'Zix felt his blood spill for the first time. Screeching in fury, he sliced at the brute's eye driving it back. They fought from sunset to sunrise. Finally, near death, they reluctantly separated. As his wounds closed, Kha'Zix burned with anticipation at the idea of devouring one who could match the Void's strength. He resumed his search for powerful prey with renewed vigor. Someday, Kha'Zix will feast on Rengar. ''Kill. Consume. Adapt.'' -- Kha'Zix [spotlight_embed_url] => http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jKLK9zFiVII [role] => Assassin [defense_rating] => 4 [magic_rating] => 3 [attack_rating] => 9 [difficulty_rating] => 6 [damage_rating] => 3 [mobility_rating] => 2 [cc_rating] => 1 [toughness_rating] => 1 [utility_rating] => 1 [health] => 573 [health_increase] => 0 [mana] => 327 [mana_increase] => 0 [movement_speed] => 350 [armor] => 27 [armor_increase] => 0 [magic_resistance] => 32.1 [magic_resistance_increase] => 0 [attack_damage] => 55.2 [attack_damage_increase] => 0 [critical_strike] => 0 [critical_strike_increase] => 0 [health_regeneration] => 7.5 [health_regeneration_increase] => 0 [mana_regeneration] => 7.6 [mana_regeneration_increase] => 0 [attack_range] => 125 [attack_speed] => 0.683 [ability_power] => 0 [ability_power_18] => 0 [attack_speed_18] => 0.988 [health_18] => 2018 [mana_18] => 1007 [movement_speed_18] => 350 [armor_18] => 78 [magic_resistance_18] => 53.4 [attack_damage_18] => 107.9 [critical_strike_18] => 0 [health_regeneration_18] => 20.3 [mana_regeneration_18] => 16.1 [attack_range_18] => 125 [tip_playing_as] => *Enemies are considered isolated if they have no allies within a short distance. The damage of Taste Their Fear is massively increased against these targets. *Unseen Threat activates when Kha'Zix cannot be seen by the enemy team. Reactivate by using brush or Void Assault. Don't forget to apply Unseen Threat by autoattacking enemy champions. *Kha'Zix has a great deal of freedom to choose where and when to fight. Pick your battles carefully to succeed. [tip_playing_against] => *Taste Their Fear deals bonus damage to targets that are isolated. Gain an advantage by fighting near allied minions, champions, or turrets. *Leap and Void Assault have long cooldowns. Kha'Zix is very vulnerable when these are not available. 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If she goes invisible with her Mirror Image, you can still deal damage to her using your Death lotus. Also, if you cancel your ult before her passive kicks in, the real Leblanc will the be the only one with the Grievous Wounds mark. [champion] => Array ( [champion_id] => 63 [display_name] => LeBlanc [url_str] => leblanc [title] => The Deceiver [key] => LeBlanc [description] => Every city has its dark side, even one whose reputation is already of a questionable hue. Noxus - though its name is already invoked with a mixture of reverence and revulsion - is no exception to this simple truth. Deep within the winding dungeons that honeycomb the earth beneath its dark, meandering streets lies the real underbelly of this sprawling metropolis, a haven for all manner of malevolence. Amongst the cults, covens, and secret societies that call this labyrinth their home, LeBlanc, the Deceiver, presides over the Black Rose, a remnant from a lost, yet similarly unscrupulous time in Noxian history. Ruthless and seemingly ageless, LeBlanc and her ilk were a mainstay in Noxian political affairs during the era before the militarization of the Noxian government. In those days, this guild of powerful magicians met in secret to further their hidden agenda, and to hone a craft more subtle than that preferred by those currently in power. While their exact motives have always remained mysterious, it was widely believed that the Black Rose was the true power behind the throne while the aristocracy still reigned in Noxus. When raw martial prowess became the ultimate determination of whose will held sway in the Empire, the Black Rose seemed to vanish overnight. Many believed that perhaps their time had simply passed, and that its members had put aside their quests for social and political dominance. When LeBlanc reemerged at the gates of the Institute of War, however, it became clear that these masters of shadow and flame had simply been biding their time, waiting for a new global authority to emerge: the League of Legends. "The world is very different for those who cannot see beyond what is placed before their very eyes." -LeBlanc, the Deceiver [spotlight_embed_url] => http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=we5LawDUcCM [role] => Assassin [defense_rating] => 4 [magic_rating] => 10 [attack_rating] => 1 [difficulty_rating] => 9 [damage_rating] => 3 [mobility_rating] => 3 [cc_rating] => 2 [toughness_rating] => 1 [utility_rating] => 1 [health] => 516 [health_increase] => 0 [mana] => 334 [mana_increase] => 0 [movement_speed] => 340 [armor] => 21.9 [armor_increase] => 0 [magic_resistance] => 30 [magic_resistance_increase] => 0 [attack_damage] => 54.9 [attack_damage_increase] => 0 [critical_strike] => 0 [critical_strike_increase] => 0 [health_regeneration] => 7.4 [health_regeneration_increase] => 0 [mana_regeneration] => 6 [mana_regeneration_increase] => 0 [attack_range] => 525 [attack_speed] => 0.625 [ability_power] => 0 [ability_power_18] => 0 [attack_speed_18] => 0.774 [health_18] => 1876 [mana_18] => 1184 [movement_speed_18] => 340 [armor_18] => 81.4 [magic_resistance_18] => 38.5 [attack_damage_18] => 114.4 [critical_strike_18] => 0 [health_regeneration_18] => 16.75 [mana_regeneration_18] => 19.6 [attack_range_18] => 525 [tip_playing_as] => * The damage of a mimicked ability is based off the rank of the basic ability. It is important to consider the utility of the spell versus its damage output. * Using Distortion can help your positioning to land Ethereal Chains. * You can chain Sigil of Silence and Ethereal Chains to prevent characters with blink from escaping for up to 4 seconds. [tip_playing_against] => * Stunning or silencing LeBlanc will prevent her from activating the return part of her Distortion. * Stay behind minions to make Ethereal Chains difficult to land and force her to use Distortion in a suboptimal manner. 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It's rather slow moving, so with good reflexes you can easily dodge it with either your MS or Shunpo. Even though Light Binding will snare you, it will not interrupt the channel on Death Lotus. [champion] => Array ( [champion_id] => 62 [display_name] => Lux [url_str] => lux [title] => The Lady of Luminosity [key] => [description] => Born to the prestigious Crownguards, the paragon family of Demacian service, Luxanna was destined for greatness. She grew up as the family's only daughter, and she immediately took to the advanced education and lavish parties required of families as high profile as the Crownguards. As Lux matured, it became clear that she was extraordinarily gifted. She could play tricks that made people believe they had seen things that did not actually exist. She could also hide in plain sight. Somehow, she was able to reverse engineer arcane magical spells after seeing them cast only once. She was hailed as a prodigy, drawing the affections of the Demacian government, military, and citizens alike. As one of the youngest women to be tested by the College of Magic, she was discovered to possess a unique command over the powers of light. The young Lux viewed this as a great gift, something for her to embrace and use in the name of good. Realizing her unique skills, the Demacian military recruited and trained her in covert operations. She quickly became renowned for her daring achievements; the most dangerous of which found her deep in the chambers of the Noxian High Command. She extracted valuable inside information about the Noxus-Ionian conflict, earning her great favor with Demacians and Ionians alike. However, reconnaissance and surveillance was not for her. A light of her people, Lux's true calling was the League of Legends, where she could follow in her brother's footsteps and unleash her gifts as an inspiration for all of Demacia. ''Her guiding light makes enemies weary, but they should worry most when the light fades.'' -- Garen, The Might of Demacia [spotlight_embed_url] => http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pJB6JWDESWU [role] => Mage [defense_rating] => 4 [magic_rating] => 9 [attack_rating] => 2 [difficulty_rating] => 5 [damage_rating] => 3 [mobility_rating] => 1 [cc_rating] => 2 [toughness_rating] => 1 [utility_rating] => 2 [health] => 478 [health_increase] => 0 [mana] => 384 [mana_increase] => 0 [movement_speed] => 330 [armor] => 18.7 [armor_increase] => 0 [magic_resistance] => 30 [magic_resistance_increase] => 0 [attack_damage] => 53.5 [attack_damage_increase] => 0 [critical_strike] => 0 [critical_strike_increase] => 0 [health_regeneration] => 5.4 [health_regeneration_increase] => 0 [mana_regeneration] => 6 [mana_regeneration_increase] => 0 [attack_range] => 550 [attack_speed] => 0.625 [ability_power] => 0 [ability_power_18] => 0 [attack_speed_18] => 0.77 [health_18] => 1821 [mana_18] => 1183 [movement_speed_18] => 330 [armor_18] => 86.7 [magic_resistance_18] => 38.5 [attack_damage_18] => 109.6 [critical_strike_18] => 0 [health_regeneration_18] => 14.8 [mana_regeneration_18] => 19.6 [attack_range_18] => 550 [tip_playing_as] => * Lux has great zone control abilities, try to setup Lucent Singularity to prevent an enemy's advance or escape. * If you have trouble landing Prismatic Barrier, remember that it returns to you after it reaches max range. Try positioning yourself to hit your allies with its return trip. * Lucent Singularity is a great scouting tool. Try throwing it into brush before walking into it to check for ambushes. [tip_playing_against] => * Lux has powerful zone control abilities. Try to spread out and attack from different directions so she cannot lock down a specific area. * When retreating with low health, be prepared to dodge Lux's Finales Funkeln, a red targeting beam fires prior to the main beam, so try to move to the side if possible. 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This leaves 15-20 seconds in which she is completely vulnerable to ganks since she also has no form of escape. Due to her low mobility and delay on the only stun she can use to interrupt your ultimate, you can easily jump on her and burst her. However, she has a lot of sustain with her W, which she'll probably use to farm the back line minions. [champion] => Array ( [champion_id] => 16 [display_name] => Morgana [url_str] => morgana [title] => The Fallen [key] => FallenAngel [description] => There is a world far away populated by graceful and beautiful winged beings gifted with immortality, where an ancient conflict still rages. Like so many conflicts, this war split families. One side proclaimed themselves as beings of perfect order and justice, fighting to unite the world under their law and strong central governance. Those that fought against them saw their kin as tyrants, creatures incapable of seeing the larger view, who would sacrifice individuality and freedom for the illusion of efficiency and safety. Morgana was one who fought against what she perceived as the tyranny of her kind, and for that she was branded ''fallen.'' Morgana was not innocent, having plumbed forgotten ways to gather forbidden might to become a powerful mistress of the black arts. This goal was driven by her obsession to defeat the general of the opposition's army - her sister, Kayle. While the two were in fact birth-sisters, Kayle struck the first blow by disowning any filial connection when Morgana refused to join her cause. Eventually, Morgana grew in power enough to not only reach, but challenge Kayle. As the time approached when the two would meet in what could be their final conflict, Morgana was suddenly summoned to Valoran. At first, Morgana made a deal with the League's summoners to fight in exchange for greater power. With the advent of Kayle into the League, Morgana now willingly fights in the League of Legends for the privilege of being able to destroy her sister again, and again, and again. She lies in wait for the day the bonds of the Institute of War no longer hold her, and on that day she plans to destroy Kayle once and for all and return home a hero. "There is no rest while Kayle's brand of tyranny still exists." - Morgana [spotlight_embed_url] => https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IqJAvwCmoF0 [role] => Mage [defense_rating] => 6 [magic_rating] => 8 [attack_rating] => 1 [difficulty_rating] => 1 [damage_rating] => 2 [mobility_rating] => 1 [cc_rating] => 3 [toughness_rating] => 1 [utility_rating] => 2 [health] => 548 [health_increase] => 86 [mana] => 341 [mana_increase] => 60 [movement_speed] => 335 [armor] => 25.4 [armor_increase] => 3.8 [magic_resistance] => 30 [magic_resistance_increase] => 0 [attack_damage] => 55.5 [attack_damage_increase] => 2.8 [critical_strike] => 1.9 [critical_strike_increase] => 0.3 [health_regeneration] => 5.7 [health_regeneration_increase] => 0.12 [mana_regeneration] => 8.5 [mana_regeneration_increase] => 0.09 [attack_range] => 450 [attack_speed] => 0.625 [ability_power] => 0 [ability_power_18] => 0 [attack_speed_18] => 0.788 [health_18] => 2010 [mana_18] => 1361 [movement_speed_18] => 335 [armor_18] => 90 [magic_resistance_18] => 38.5 [attack_damage_18] => 115 [critical_strike_18] => 0 [health_regeneration_18] => 15.9 [mana_regeneration_18] => 22.1 [attack_range_18] => 450 [tip_playing_as] => *Shrewd use of Black Shield can determine the outcome of team fights. *Items that provide survivability allow Morgana to become extremely difficult to kill in conjunction with Black Shield and Soul Shackle. [tip_playing_against] => *Focus on killing Morgana early to prevent her from obtaining late game items. *Morgana often needs to land Dark Binding to setup her other attacks, try to keep minions between you and her as shields against Dark Binding. 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If it's close to you, she's probably trying to zone you or position it so she can easily harass. If it's close to Orianna's character, it can travel the short distance to quickly protect herself. Knowing these things can allow you to predict her next move. Stay away from the minions. Champions with spammy abilities usually need them to farm. Staying away from your minions reduce the chance of them harassing you. [champion] => Array ( [champion_id] => 77 [display_name] => Orianna [url_str] => orianna [title] => The Lady of Clockwork [key] => [description] => There once was a Piltovian man named Corin Reveck who had a daughter named Orianna, whom he loved more than anything else in the world. Though Orianna had incredible talent for dancing, she was deeply fascinated by the champions of the League of Legends. This fascination compelled her to begin training to become such a champion. It is unfortunate that her sheltered, wide-eyed naivete led her to take unnecessary and dangerous chances which ultimately led to her tragic demise. Orianna's death shattered Corin, driving him into deep depression and an obsession with techmaturgy. He could not stand the void his daughter's death left in his life, so he decided to build a replacement - one that would complete Orianna's dream of joining the League. What was created is the clockwork killing machine that Corin named after his daughter. Knowing that she was destined to be a champion and seeing the way the times were changing, he created The Ball as her pet and protector. This nearly symbiotic creation uses a different type of techmaturgy, relying more heavily on electricity than clockwork. Orianna and The Ball now fight as Champions in the League of Legends, using her sometimes misguided morality as a compass. She tries in earnest to fit in with those around her. However, no matter how hard she tries, Orianna can never be human and there is always something unnerving and alien about her. Though she attempts social interaction with other champions in the League of Legends, there are few who can get past her exotic nature. To many, it's as if there's nothing inside, that Orianna is just a soulless clockwork shell - a dangerous and deadly one at that. However, all along she remains the perfect daughter in her father's eyes. ''Dance with me, my pet. Dance with me into oblivion.'' 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Play safe until you get your ultimate, which is when you'll start outscaling him. Swain has a snare from Nevermove, but that isn't a form of CC that can interrupt your ultimate. In addition, he has no mobility skills to escape it. Death Lotus applies grievous wounds, which reduces the healing he can do with his own ultimate, Ravenous Flock. [champion] => Array ( [champion_id] => 61 [display_name] => Swain [url_str] => swain [title] => The Noxian Grand General [key] => [description] => Swain is the Grand General of Noxus, visionary ruler of an expansionist nation that reveres only strength. Though he was cast down and crippled in the Ionian wars, he seized control of the empire with ruthless determination. Now, Swain commands his warhosts from the front lines, marching against a coming darkness that only he can see. In a swirl of sacrifice and secrets, the greatest secret of all is that the true enemy lies within. "If you haven't yet lost the ability to ask, you may not yet ask for relief." - Swain [spotlight_embed_url] => https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Utt-sd2FJNY [role] => Mage [defense_rating] => 6 [magic_rating] => 9 [attack_rating] => 2 [difficulty_rating] => 8 [damage_rating] => 2 [mobility_rating] => 1 [cc_rating] => 2 [toughness_rating] => 2 [utility_rating] => 1 [health] => 525 [health_increase] => 0 [mana] => 468 [mana_increase] => 0 [movement_speed] => 335 [armor] => 22.7 [armor_increase] => 0 [magic_resistance] => 30 [magic_resistance_increase] => 0 [attack_damage] => 58 [attack_damage_increase] => 0 [critical_strike] => 0 [critical_strike_increase] => 0 [health_regeneration] => 7 [health_regeneration_increase] => 0 [mana_regeneration] => 8 [mana_regeneration_increase] => 0 [attack_range] => 525 [attack_speed] => 0.625 [ability_power] => 0 [ability_power_18] => 0 [attack_speed_18] => 0.849 [health_18] => 1970 [mana_18] => 953 [movement_speed_18] => 335 [armor_18] => 90.7 [magic_resistance_18] => 38.5 [attack_damage_18] => 103.9 [critical_strike_18] => 0 [health_regeneration_18] => 18.1 [mana_regeneration_18] => 21.6 [attack_range_18] => 525 [tip_playing_as] => [tip_playing_against] => [client_id] => 50 [riot_points] => 880 [influence_points] => 4800 [icon] => [is_published] => 1 [is_deprecated] => 0 [is_deleted] => 0 [is_buildable] => 1 [is_free] => 0 [views] => 0 [view_count] => 2842109 [comments] => 0 [comment_count] => 11 [votes] => 0 [vote_count] => 0 [community_tier_list_vote_count] => 550 [community_tier_list_score] => 0.48 [community_tier_list_rank] => 2 [score] => 0 [lastpost_ts] => 2010-10-06 06:38:41 [last_comment_ts] => 2018-02-15 10:46:49 [critical_strike_chance] => 0 [critical_strike_chance_18] => 0 [preferred_skin] => 417 [create_ts] => 2018-02-07 00:00:00 ) ) [16] => Array ( [champion_id] => 104 [rank] => 2 [description] => Her Dark Sphere can be difficult to dodge because of the short cast time, but the hit range isn't too big. Avoid standing with a Dark Sphere between you and Syndra. This will lead to an easy Scatter the Weak, which will stun you. Avoid engaging post-6 if she has a lot of spheres around her. This usually means that she's setting up for a powerful Unleashed Power. [champion] => Array ( [champion_id] => 104 [display_name] => Syndra [url_str] => syndra [title] => The Dark Sovereign [key] => [description] => Born with immense magical potential, Syndra loves nothing more than exercising the incredible power at her command. With each passing day, her mastery of magical force grows more potent and devastating. Refusing any notion of balance or restraint, Syndra wants only to retain control of her power, even if it means annihilating the authorities that seek to stop her. Throughout her youth in Ionia, Syndra's reckless use of magic terrified the elders of her village. They took her to a remote temple, leaving her in the care of an old mage. To Syndra's delight, the mage explained that the temple was a school - a place where she could develop her talents under his guidance. Though she learned much during her time there, Syndra no longer felt her power growing as it had in her youth. Her frustration grew, and she finally confronted her mentor, demanding an explanation. He revealed that he had dampened Syndra's magic, hoping to help her learn control and restraint. Accusing him of betrayal, she advanced on the mage, commanding him to lift the spell that was holding her back. He backed away, telling her that if she couldn't control herself, he would be forced to nullify Syndra's magic completely. Furious, she summoned her power and dashed the old man against the walls. With her mentor dead, Syndra felt the rush of her unbounded potential for the first time in years. Though she had won her freedom, she refused to return to the society that had tried to steal her gift. Instead, Syndra decided to claim her former prison as a stronghold. Pushing the boundaries of her magic, she tore the structure from its foundations and raised it into the sky. Free to delve further into her art, Syndra now aims to grow powerful enough to destroy the weak, foolish leaders of Ionia - and anyone else who would dare to shackle her greatness. "Power belongs to those who can wield it.'' -- Syndra [spotlight_embed_url] => http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YqI7N2R8tx4 [role] => Mage [defense_rating] => 3 [magic_rating] => 9 [attack_rating] => 2 [difficulty_rating] => 8 [damage_rating] => 3 [mobility_rating] => 1 [cc_rating] => 2 [toughness_rating] => 1 [utility_rating] => 1 [health] => 511 [health_increase] => 0 [mana] => 384 [mana_increase] => 0 [movement_speed] => 330 [armor] => 24.7 [armor_increase] => 0 [magic_resistance] => 30 [magic_resistance_increase] => 0 [attack_damage] => 53.9 [attack_damage_increase] => 0 [critical_strike] => 0 [critical_strike_increase] => 0 [health_regeneration] => 6.5 [health_regeneration_increase] => 0 [mana_regeneration] => 6 [mana_regeneration_increase] => 0 [attack_range] => 550 [attack_speed] => 0.625 [ability_power] => 0 [ability_power_18] => 0 [attack_speed_18] => 0.838 [health_18] => 1837 [mana_18] => 1404 [movement_speed_18] => 330 [armor_18] => 82.5 [magic_resistance_18] => 38.5 [attack_damage_18] => 103.1 [critical_strike_18] => 0 [health_regeneration_18] => 16.7 [mana_regeneration_18] => 19.6 [attack_range_18] => 550 [tip_playing_as] => * To maximize your ultimate's damage, use it when there are many spheres on the battlefield. * After you hit an enemy champion with Force of Will, follow up with Dark Sphere, they'll be slowed and have a hard time avoiding it. * Get one of your spells to rank 5 as quickly as possible, they gain powerful bonus effects at max rank. [tip_playing_against] => * Get boots early when playing against Syndra, they'll help you avoid many of her spells. * Attack Syndra after she's used Scatter the Weak, it has a long cooldown so she'll be vulnerable. * At max rank Syndra's spells gain bonus effects and change in appearance. 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[champion] => Array ( [champion_id] => 82 [display_name] => Talon [url_str] => talon [title] => The Blade's Shadow [key] => [description] => Talon's earliest memories are the darkness of Noxus' underground passages and the reassuring steel of a blade. He remembers no family, warmth, or kindness. Instead, the clink of stolen gold and the security of a wall at his back are all the kinship he has ever craved. Kept alive only by his quick wits and deft thievery, Talon scraped out a living in the seedy underbelly of Noxus. His mastery of the blade quickly marked him as a threat, and Noxian guilds sent assassins to him with a demand: join their ranks or be killed. He left the bodies of his pursuers dumped in Noxus' moat as his response. The assassination attempts grew increasingly dangerous until one assailant met Talon blade-for-blade in a match of strength. To his surprise, Talon was disarmed and facing down his executioner's sword when the assassin revealed himself to be General Du Couteau. The General offered Talon the choice between death at his hand, or life as an agent of the Noxian High Command. Talon chose life, on the condition that his service was to Du Couteau alone, for the only type of orders he could respect were from one he could not defeat. Talon remained in the shadows, carrying out secret missions on Du Couteau's orders that took him from the frigid lands of Freljord to the inner sanctums of Bandle City. When the general vanished, Talon considered reclaiming his freedom, but he had gained immense respect for Du Couteau after years in his service. He became obsessed with tracking down the general's whereabouts. Talon's suspicions led him to the doors of the Institute of War, where he joined the League of Legends in order to find those responsible for Du Couteau's disappearance. ''The three deadliest blademasters in all of Valoran are bound to the house of Du Couteau: my father, myself, and Talon. Challenge us, if you dare.'' - Katarina Du Couteau [spotlight_embed_url] => http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eKdX7aB3TRk [role] => Assassin [defense_rating] => 3 [magic_rating] => 1 [attack_rating] => 9 [difficulty_rating] => 7 [damage_rating] => 3 [mobility_rating] => 2 [cc_rating] => 1 [toughness_rating] => 1 [utility_rating] => 1 [health] => 583 [health_increase] => 0 [mana] => 377 [mana_increase] => 0 [movement_speed] => 335 [armor] => 26.9 [armor_increase] => 0 [magic_resistance] => 32.1 [magic_resistance_increase] => 0 [attack_damage] => 60 [attack_damage_increase] => 0 [critical_strike] => 0 [critical_strike_increase] => 0 [health_regeneration] => 8.5 [health_regeneration_increase] => 0 [mana_regeneration] => 7.6 [mana_regeneration_increase] => 0 [attack_range] => 125 [attack_speed] => 0.625 [ability_power] => 0 [ability_power_18] => 0 [attack_speed_18] => 0.933 [health_18] => 2113 [mana_18] => 1006 [movement_speed_18] => 335 [armor_18] => 86.4 [magic_resistance_18] => 53.4 [attack_damage_18] => 113 [critical_strike_18] => 0 [health_regeneration_18] => 21.3 [mana_regeneration_18] => 20.35 [attack_range_18] => 125 [tip_playing_as] => * Noxian Diplomacy naturally works well with Cutthroat. Try activating Noxian Diplomacy before leaping on your opponent with Cutthroat. * Shadow Assault is a powerful escape tool, but can also be offensively used to assault a group. * Remember to pick your target before the fight. Focusing all of Talon's abilities on one target can be very rewarding, but splitting them up between many may leave you helpless. [tip_playing_against] => * Talon's attacks are all physical damage. Build armor early to counter his burst damage. * Talon is heavily reliant on Shadow Assault to escape a fight. When it is down he's significantly more vulnerable. * Talon has no healing or sustain abilities. Weakening him in lane could force him to return to base. 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If you see him start picking a card, back off until you can see exactly which card he picked. If it's a yellow, be careful because the enemy jungler is probably nearby and wants to make a play. [champion] => Array ( [champion_id] => 28 [display_name] => Twisted Fate [url_str] => twisted-fate [title] => The Card Master [key] => CardMaster [description] => Although born to poor gypsy parents, the champion known as Twisted Fate was able to gamble his way to prosperity as a card shark in the seedy underground gambling circuits of Demacia and Noxus. No matter how close the authorities came to catching him, the rogue always found a way to slip through their fingers. Despite his good fortune, he was never able to win that which he truly desired - the ability to control magic. When Twisted Fate learned of an experiment being conducted in Zaun that might help him with his wish, he did the only thing a gambler of his worth could do - he went all in and volunteered for the experiment. Conducted by the infamous Dr. Xavier Rath, Twisted Fate was told that the wager for such participation might be steep. He might change forever, or nothing might happen, or he might die horribly. Pain, however, was likely a part of the deal no matter the outcome. These were hardly the worst odds the gambler had faced; his hopes raised, Twisted Fate underwent the experiment, enduring what he must for a chance at his dream. Then, it ended - with seemingly no effect whatsoever. The gypsy rogue flew into a murderous rage, but, before he could strike down the team, he suddenly teleported himself miles away. With a sly grin, he realized his luck had won out yet again. He now brings his luck and rakish charm to the Institute of War, where he is the Champion of choice for many - especially the gambling kind. To this day, Twisted Fate has avoided his inevitable reunion with Dr. Rath. The Card Master knows, however, that a confrontation is coming. While the future may be mysterious and unknown to most, Twisted Fate is certain that his future lies within the cards. [spotlight_embed_url] => http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B8Ai_Aw-5fc [role] => Mage [defense_rating] => 2 [magic_rating] => 6 [attack_rating] => 6 [difficulty_rating] => 9 [damage_rating] => 3 [mobility_rating] => 2 [cc_rating] => 2 [toughness_rating] => 1 [utility_rating] => 2 [health] => 522 [health_increase] => 80 [mana] => 266 [mana_increase] => 38 [movement_speed] => 335 [armor] => 20.5 [armor_increase] => 2.75 [magic_resistance] => 30 [magic_resistance_increase] => 0 [attack_damage] => 50 [attack_damage_increase] => 3.3 [critical_strike] => 3 [critical_strike_increase] => 0.5 [health_regeneration] => 5.5 [health_regeneration_increase] => 0.12 [mana_regeneration] => 6 [mana_regeneration_increase] => 0.06 [attack_range] => 525 [attack_speed] => 0.651 [ability_power] => 0 [ability_power_18] => 0 [attack_speed_18] => 1.007 [health_18] => 1916 [mana_18] => 912 [movement_speed_18] => 335 [armor_18] => 74.1 [magic_resistance_18] => 38.5 [attack_damage_18] => 106.1 [critical_strike_18] => 0 [health_regeneration_18] => 15.7 [mana_regeneration_18] => 19.6 [attack_range_18] => 525 [tip_playing_as] => * Coordinate with your allies for the best time to use Destiny to ambush enemies. * Stealth characters often escape a battle with very low hit points. Take advantage of Destiny's ability to reveal stealthed units to finish them off. * Twisted Fate is viable as an Attack Damage or Ability Power character, letting him fit on many different team compositions. [tip_playing_against] => * Focus on dodging Wild Cards early when your champion doesn't have the hit points to afford getting hit. * If you have low Health, use Destiny as an indicator to run to safety. It will give you a head start in escaping any possible ganks. 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Most Yasuos wind wall forward, but with your Shunpo you can teleport behind him. This will allow you to land your Death Lotus without it being blocked. Your mobility with your high MS and Shunpo will actually allow you to dodge his tornado pretty easily, giving him very little chance to use his ultimate. [champion] => Array ( [champion_id] => 117 [display_name] => Yasuo [url_str] => yasuo [title] => the Unforgiven [key] => [description] => Yasuo is a man of resolve, an agile swordsman who wields the wind itself to cut down his foes. This once-proud warrior has been disgraced by a false accusation and forced into a desperate fight for survival. With the world turned against him, he will do everything in his power to bring the guilty to justice and restore his honor. Formerly a brilliant pupil at a renowned Ionian sword school, Yasuo was the only student in a generation to master the legendary wind technique. Many believed he was destined to become a great hero. However, his fate was changed forever when Noxus invaded. Yasuo was charged with guarding an Ionian Elder, but, foolishly believing his blade alone could make the difference, he left his post to join the fray. By the time he returned, the Elder had been slain. Disgraced, Yasuo willingly turned himself in, prepared to pay for his failure with his life. He was shocked, however, to find himself accused not just of dereliction, but of the murder itself. Though confused and racked with guilt, he knew the assassin would go unpunished if he did not act. Yasuo raised his sword against the school and fought his way free, knowing his treason would turn all of Ionia against him. Left truly alone for the first time in his life, he set out to find the Elder's real killer. Yasuo spent the next several years wandering the land, seeking any clue that might lead him to the murderer. All the while, he was relentlessly hunted by his former allies, continually forced to fight or die. His mission drove him ever forward, until he was tracked down by the one foe he dreaded most – his own brother, Yone. Bound by a common code of honor, the two warriors bowed and drew their swords. Silently they circled one another under the moonlight. When they finally charged forward, Yone was no match for Yasuo; with a single flash of steel he cut his brother down. Yasuo dropped his weapon and rushed to Yone's side. Overcome with emotion, he demanded to know how his own kin could think him guilty. Yone spoke: “The Elder was killed by a wind technique. Who else could it be?” Understanding swept over Yasuo as he suddenly realized why he had been accused. He professed his innocence once more and begged his brother's forgiveness. Tears streamed down Yasuo's face as his brother passed in his arms. Yasuo buried Yone under the rising sun, but could take no time to mourn. Others would be after him before long. His brother's revelation had given Yasuo newfound purpose; he now had the clue that would lead to the true killer. Swearing an oath, he gathered his belongings and, with one last look at Yone's grave, set out with the wind at his back. [spotlight_embed_url] => https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fkM20LgOdKQ [role] => Fighter [defense_rating] => 4 [magic_rating] => 4 [attack_rating] => 8 [difficulty_rating] => 10 [damage_rating] => 3 [mobility_rating] => 3 [cc_rating] => 2 [toughness_rating] => 1 [utility_rating] => 2 [health] => 518 [health_increase] => 0 [mana] => 0 [mana_increase] => 0 [movement_speed] => 345 [armor] => 24.7 [armor_increase] => 0 [magic_resistance] => 30 [magic_resistance_increase] => 0 [attack_damage] => 55.4 [attack_damage_increase] => 0 [critical_strike] => 0 [critical_strike_increase] => 0 [health_regeneration] => 6.5 [health_regeneration_increase] => 0 [mana_regeneration] => 0 [mana_regeneration_increase] => 0 [attack_range] => 175 [attack_speed] => 0.67 [ability_power] => 0 [ability_power_18] => 0 [attack_speed_18] => 0.955 [health_18] => 1912 [mana_18] => 0 [movement_speed_18] => 345 [armor_18] => 82.5 [magic_resistance_18] => 38.5 [attack_damage_18] => 109.8 [critical_strike_18] => 0 [health_regeneration_18] => 21.8 [mana_regeneration_18] => 0 [attack_range_18] => 175 [tip_playing_as] => * Dash through a minion to have Sweeping Blade available to chase your opponent should they flee; Dash directly to your opponent to preserve a minion as your escape route. * At level 18, Yasuo's Steel Tempest reaches its Attack Speed cap with 55% Attack Speed from items. * Last Breath can be cast on any target that is knocked Airborne, even by one of your allies. [tip_playing_against] => * Steel Tempest is very narrow. Dodge laterally if possible. * When Yasuo lands two Steel Tempests in a row, his next will fire a tornado. Watch and listen for the associated sound to prepare to dodge. * Yasuo is at his weakest just after he has launched a whirlwind. Engage at that point. * Yasuo's shield from Resolve lasts only 2 seconds. Dealing damage to him will trigger it. Wait it out, then engage. 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He has no CC to stop your ultimate, but he does have a shadow clone to jump away from it. [champion] => Array ( [champion_id] => 107 [display_name] => Zed [url_str] => zed [title] => the Master of Shadows [key] => [description] => Zed is the first ninja in 200 years to unlock the ancient, forbidden ways. He defied his clan and master, casting off the balance and discipline that had shackled him all his life. Zed now offers power to those who embrace knowledge of the shadows, and slays those who cling to ignorance. An orphan, Zed was taken in and trained by a great ninja master. Only one other student appeared to be Zed's equal - the master's son, Shen. It seemed Zed could never win the favor of the master, as every match between the rivals ended in a draw. Frustrated and jealous, he sought an advantage. The young ninja ventured into a sealed part of the clan's temple, where he found an ornate, foreboding box. Sensing the dark knowledge within, Zed knew he should not open it, but he peered inside nonetheless. In an instant, shadows touched his mind, revealing techniques that had long been hidden. Now armed with a secret edge, he challenged Shen, and this time he defeated the master's son. He expected praise and recognition in his moment of victory, but somehow the master knew Zed had used forbidden ways, and banished him. Humiliated, the young ninja wandered for years. His bitterness turned to ambition, and he began to train others in the style of the shadows. As his power grew, so did his circle of followers, but he knew that without the box, his technique would never be perfect. One day, Zed looked at his followers and saw that his students were now an army. He led them back to the temple to claim his prize. At the gates, he was surprised to find the old master waiting, receiving Zed and his disciples as if they were welcome guests. The old man laid his sword at Zed's feet, declaring that he had failed Zed as his master. By banishing his former student, the master had doomed Zed to the shadows, instead of leading him to the balanced path. The old man implored Zed to enter the temple, destroy the box, and lead his followers to balance. The dark ninja followed the master inside. Moments later, the assembled ninjas heard Zed cry out in pain. Mysteriously, he emerged unscathed, and threw the severed head of the master at Shen's feet. Screaming in rage, Zed commanded his followers to slaughter the master's students and seize the box. That day, the old ninja order fell. Though many students died, some escaped thanks to Shen's heroic efforts. Now the temple is a dark training ground for the Order of the Shadow. Zed rules as the Order's master, and his edict is simple: perfect one's technique, and kill all ninjas who refuse to embrace the shadows. "Balance is a lie - we are the true ninjas." ―Zed [spotlight_embed_url] => http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2DFtlNGzMIA [role] => Assassin [defense_rating] => 2 [magic_rating] => 1 [attack_rating] => 9 [difficulty_rating] => 7 [damage_rating] => 3 [mobility_rating] => 3 [cc_rating] => 1 [toughness_rating] => 1 [utility_rating] => 1 [health] => 579 [health_increase] => 0 [mana] => 0 [mana_increase] => 0 [movement_speed] => 345 [armor] => 26.9 [armor_increase] => 0 [magic_resistance] => 32.1 [magic_resistance_increase] => 0 [attack_damage] => 54.7 [attack_damage_increase] => 0 [critical_strike] => 0 [critical_strike_increase] => 0 [health_regeneration] => 7.1 [health_regeneration_increase] => 0 [mana_regeneration] => 0 [mana_regeneration_increase] => 0 [attack_range] => 125 [attack_speed] => 0.651 [ability_power] => 0 [ability_power_18] => 0 [attack_speed_18] => 0.883 [health_18] => 1939 [mana_18] => 0 [movement_speed_18] => 345 [armor_18] => 86.4 [magic_resistance_18] => 53.4 [attack_damage_18] => 112.5 [critical_strike_18] => 0 [health_regeneration_18] => 18.1 [mana_regeneration_18] => 0 [attack_range_18] => 125 [tip_playing_as] => * Saving energy and spell cooldowns until you use your ultimate will maximize Death Mark's damage. * Quickly double tapping Living Shadow will teleport Zed to his shadow immediately for rapid escapes. * Placing a Living Shadow before using Death Mark will give Zed a safe escape from combat. [tip_playing_against] => * Zed receives bonus effect from Attack Damage items he purchases, so Armor is super effective against him. * After Zed using his Living Shadow, he is at his most vulnerable as his damage, slow, and mobility are both dependent on it. * Zed's Shadow Slash can only slow you if his shadow hits you with it. 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He's extremely squishy f you can get on top of him and quickly pull of your burst, as his primary damage output is through his poke. His Satchel Charge can interrupt your ultimate though, as well as give him a form of escape. Unless he has blue buff and an Athene's he can go out of mana pretty quickly if he spams his skills. Call your jungler if you see his mana bar get really low, as you can easily burst him. [champion] => Array ( [champion_id] => 92 [display_name] => Ziggs [url_str] => ziggs [title] => The Hexplosives Expert [key] => [description] => Ziggs was born with a talent for tinkering, but his chaotic, hyperactive nature was unusual among yordle scientists. Aspiring to be a revered inventor like Heimerdinger, he rattled through ambitious projects with manic zeal, emboldened by both his explosive failures and his unprecedented discoveries. Word of Ziggs' volatile experimentation reached the famed Yordle Academy in Piltover and its esteemed professors invited him to demonstrate his craft. His characteristic disregard for safety brought the presentation to an early conclusion, however, when the hextech engine Ziggs was demonstrating overheated and exploded, blowing a huge hole in the wall of the Academy. The professors dusted themselves off and sternly motioned for him to leave. Devastated, Ziggs prepared to return to Bandle City in shame. However, before he could leave, a group of Zaunite agents infiltrated the Academy and kidnapped the professors. The Piltover military tracked the captives to a Zaunite prison, but their weapons were incapable of destroying the fortified walls. Determined to outdo them, Ziggs began experimenting on a new kind of armament, and quickly realized that he could harness his accidental gift for demolition to save the captured yordles. Before long, Ziggs had created a line of powerful bombs he lovingly dubbed "hexplosives." With his new creations ready for their first trial, Ziggs traveled to Zaun and snuck into the prison compound. He launched a gigantic bomb at the prison and watched with glee as the explosion tore through the reinforced wall. Once the smoke had cleared, Ziggs scuttled into the facility, sending guards running with a hail of bombs. He rushed to the cell, blew the door off its hinges, and led the captive yordles to freedom. Upon returning to the Academy, the humbled professors recognized Ziggs with an honorary title - Dean of Demolitions - and proposed that he demonstrate this new form of yordle ingenuity in the League of Legends. Vindicated at last, Ziggs accepted the proposal, eager to bring his ever-expanding range of hexplosives to the greatest testing grounds in the world: the Fields of Justice. "Ziggs? Unpredictable, dangerous, yes yes. But quite brilliant!" Heimerdinger [spotlight_embed_url] => https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kNabvLyUXzI [role] => Mage [defense_rating] => 4 [magic_rating] => 9 [attack_rating] => 2 [difficulty_rating] => 4 [damage_rating] => 3 [mobility_rating] => 2 [cc_rating] => 2 [toughness_rating] => 1 [utility_rating] => 1 [health] => 524 [health_increase] => 0 [mana] => 384 [mana_increase] => 0 [movement_speed] => 325 [armor] => 21.5 [armor_increase] => 0 [magic_resistance] => 30 [magic_resistance_increase] => 0 [attack_damage] => 54.2 [attack_damage_increase] => 0 [critical_strike] => 0 [critical_strike_increase] => 0 [health_regeneration] => 6.3 [health_regeneration_increase] => 0 [mana_regeneration] => 6 [mana_regeneration_increase] => 0 [attack_range] => 550 [attack_speed] => 0.656 [ability_power] => 0 [ability_power_18] => 0 [attack_speed_18] => 0.846 [health_18] => 1884 [mana_18] => 1183 [movement_speed_18] => 325 [armor_18] => 77.6 [magic_resistance_18] => 38.5 [attack_damage_18] => 106.9 [critical_strike_18] => 0 [health_regeneration_18] => 16.5 [mana_regeneration_18] => 19.6 [attack_range_18] => 550 [tip_playing_as] => * Even if you're far from a fight you can still help from afar with Mega Inferno Bomb. * Slowing your enemies with Hexplosive Minefield makes it easier to land other abilities. * Knocking yourself over walls with Satchel Charge can be great when chasing after or escaping from enemies. [tip_playing_against] => * Don't step on Ziggs' mines! They'll slow you and make it much easier for him to hit you with his other abilities. * Many of Ziggs' abilities have long cooldowns. Try catching him just after he's used his abilities. * Ziggs' ultimate, Mega Inferno Bomb, deals more damage in the center of the explosion. 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In addition, letting your jungler engage first is essential, as he has not just 1, but two ways to stop your ultimate. However, his ult's cooldown is much, much longer than yours. By keeping track of it, you can capitalize on opportunities where he has one less way of stopping your channeled ult. [champion] => Array ( [champion_id] => 121 [display_name] => Azir [url_str] => azir [title] => The Emperor of the Sands [key] => [description] => An oft-repeated legend stirs in the desert of Shurima. The swirling sands carry rumors of the ancient emperor Azir, somehow returned. Once a mortal man blinded by his own hubris, Azir has recently returned as an Ascended being with unmatched dominion over the burning sands. He seeks to restore Shurima to its former glory, but some dispute his right to rule them. Azir's power, however, is undeniable. 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Unless you're going all-in, always have a soldier in your back pocket if you need to escape over a wall or if you misposition your other soldier and need damage now. * In the lane, try to position your soldiers between the enemy's minions and the enemy champion. This way you can use both to last hit and to project threat onto your lane opponent. * Think of Emperor's Divide as a defensive ability first and foremost. Use it when the enemy engages on you or your allies. Remember that your team can walk through the soldiers summoned by Emperor's Divide and use this to your advantage when enemy melee champions engage on you. * Be a bird! [tip_playing_against] => * Azir relies on his soldiers to deal damage and can only move them so often. Try to capitalize on windows of time when his soldiers are stationary. * Azir has immense damage over a prolonged amount of time but lacks the upfront burst of other mages. Try to burst him out before he can turn a confrontation around. * Try to think of Sand Soldiers as fire. Don't stand in the fire. [client_id] => 268 [riot_points] => 975 [influence_points] => 6300 [icon] => [is_published] => 1 [is_deprecated] => 0 [is_deleted] => 0 [is_buildable] => 1 [is_free] => 0 [views] => 0 [view_count] => 5483062 [comments] => 0 [comment_count] => 6 [votes] => 0 [vote_count] => 0 [community_tier_list_vote_count] => 592 [community_tier_list_score] => 0.550338 [community_tier_list_rank] => 3 [score] => 0 [lastpost_ts] => 0000-00-00 00:00:00 [last_comment_ts] => 2018-08-07 22:38:04 [critical_strike_chance] => 0 [critical_strike_chance_18] => 0 [preferred_skin] => 878 [create_ts] => 2014-09-16 00:00:00 ) ) [23] => Array ( [champion_id] => 113 [rank] => 1 [description] => Poke her down pre-6 and take advantage of the fact that you have no mana issues to worry about. Use your high movement speed to get in and out of range for Qs and to dodge her Ice Shard if she tries to retaliate. Lissandra is hard due to the fact that her ult can stop you dead in your tracks. Once she hits six, be careful of all-inning her because she can easily swing the fight in her favor. However, at rank 1, the cooldown is 40 seconds longer than your ult, and that's not counting resets. Early game, she'll most likely be looking to poke you down with her Ice Shard, so be sure to keep some distance away from minions to avoid taking free damage. In addition, try not to use the Standard Combo to try and chip her down because she can root you as soon as you go in and take away your advantage of mobility. [champion] => Array ( [champion_id] => 113 [display_name] => Lissandra [url_str] => lissandra [title] => the Ice Witch [key] => [description] => Lissandra’s magic twists the pure power of ice into something dark and terrible. With the force of her black ice, she does more than freeze – she impales and crushes those who oppose her. To the terrified denizens of the north, she is known only as “The Ice Witch.” The truth is much more sinister: Lissandra is a corruptor of nature who plots to unleash an ice age on the world. Centuries ago, Lissandra betrayed her tribe to evil creatures, known as the Frozen Watchers, in return for power. That was the last day that warm blood ran through her veins. With her corrupted tribesmen and the strength of the Watchers, she swept across the land like a terrible blizzard. As her empire spread, the world grew colder and ice choked the land. When the Watchers were defeated by ancient heroes, Lissandra did not lose faith and swore to prepare the world for their return. Lissandra worked to purge all knowledge of the Watchers from the world. Using magic to take human form, she masqueraded as numerous seers and elders. Over the course of generations, she rewrote the stories of the Freljord, and so the history of its people changed. Today the fragmented retellings of the Watchers are seen as children’s tales. But this deception wasn’t enough – Lissandra also needed an army. She set her sights on the noble Frostguard tribe. Lissandra knew corrupting the Frostguard would take centuries, and so she launched her greatest deception. She murdered and stole the identity of the Frostguard leader. Then she slowly began to warp the tribe’s proud traditions. When her human form grew old, she faked her own death and then murdered her successor to steal her identity. With each generation, the Frostguard grew more insular, cruel and twisted. Today, the world still sees them as a noble and peaceful tribe that guards against evil creatures like the Ice Witch. In truth, they now serve the witch and long for the glorious return of the Watchers. Lissandra knows that on that day nations will fall and the world will be reborn in ice. “Close your eyes and let the cold take you.” - Lissandra [spotlight_embed_url] => http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=xsCp5lBceTA [role] => Mage [defense_rating] => 5 [magic_rating] => 8 [attack_rating] => 2 [difficulty_rating] => 6 [damage_rating] => 3 [mobility_rating] => 2 [cc_rating] => 3 [toughness_rating] => 1 [utility_rating] => 1 [health] => 506 [health_increase] => 0 [mana] => 304 [mana_increase] => 0 [movement_speed] => 325 [armor] => 20.2 [armor_increase] => 0 [magic_resistance] => 30 [magic_resistance_increase] => 0 [attack_damage] => 53 [attack_damage_increase] => 0 [critical_strike] => 0 [critical_strike_increase] => 0 [health_regeneration] => 6.9 [health_regeneration_increase] => 0 [mana_regeneration] => 5.7 [mana_regeneration_increase] => 0 [attack_range] => 550 [attack_speed] => 0.625 [ability_power] => 0 [ability_power_18] => 0 [attack_speed_18] => 0.778 [health_18] => 1781 [mana_18] => 1324 [movement_speed_18] => 325 [armor_18] => 83.1 [magic_resistance_18] => 38.5 [attack_damage_18] => 98.9 [critical_strike_18] => 0 [health_regeneration_18] => 16.3 [mana_regeneration_18] => 12.5 [attack_range_18] => 550 [tip_playing_as] => * You can instantly use your ultimate on yourself by pressing the self cast key and the ultimate key at once (alt+R by default). * Casting Glacial Path and then running in the opposite direction will leave your enemies uncertain which way you will actually go. * Lissandra's abilities are shorter range than those of many mages. As a result, buying items that offer both ability power and defense, like Zhonya's Hourglass and Abyssal Scepter, can be a great choice to help her both survive and deal damage. [tip_playing_against] => * The best way to stop Lissandra from moving using her Glacial Path is to immobilize her before she reactivates it. * Lissandra's Ring of Frost has a long cooldown at early ranks; engage her while it's on cooldown. * Lissandra's Ice Shard only slows the first unit it hits. Approach Lissandra from behind your team's minions to avoid being slowed. 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There are some, however, for whom nurture is not nature, and Katarina is just such a creature. Born the daughter of the feared Noxian General Du Couteau, the girl was always more interested in her father's knives than in the dresses, jewelry, and other trifles that her sisters spent so much time fussing over. A childhood dispute soon unveiled her uncanny knack for bloodshed, and her father, ever the opportunist, happily fostered her killer instincts. After training under the tutelage of the finest assassins the mighty city-state had to offer, Katarina first cut her teeth performing assassinations in the Ionian War. There, her ruthless mastery of the knife and dagger combined with her sadistic temperament to earn her the title Sinister Blade, a moniker that would follow her for the remainder of her career. She is most famous, however, for her exploits in the campaigns against Demacia, especially those surrounding her engagements with the nation's champion, Garen; a rivalry that began when she recovered the remains of Sion from a vanguard under his protection. With the demand for warfare somewhat arrested by the tenuous peace settling over Valoran, Katarina sought the allure of violence in its last remaining haven: The League of Legends. Some might say it was an inevitability that Katarina's chosen path would draw her to become a champion of the League, continuing to enforce the will of Noxus and bring prestige of war to her noble family. There, she continues to perform her bloody work - esteemed and reviled, feared and adored. 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[tip_playing_against] => *Katarina's abilities deal magic damage, so even if she's building Attack Damage items, get magic resistance to counter her. *Try to save a disable for when Katarina uses her Death Lotus. 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If Katarina picks up Dagger, she uses it to slash through all nearby enemies, dealing magic damage. [ranked_description] => Whenever an enemy champion dies that Katarina has damaged in the last 3 seconds, her ability cooldowns are reduced by 15 seconds. Whenever Katarina catches a Dagger or picks it up from the ground, she uses it to slash through all nearby enemies, dealing {68/72/77/82/89/96/103/112/121/131/142/ 154/166/180/194/208/224/240} (based on level) (+1.0 per bonus AD) (+{55/70/85/100}% AP) magic damage and reducing Shunpo's cooldown by {78/84/90/96}%. Daggers last 4 seconds before disappearing. [description] => After a kill or assist, Katarina gains 50 gold and her cooldowns are reduced by 20 seconds. 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[ranked_description] => Katarina throws a dagger, dealing {75/105/135/165/195} {0.3} magic damage to her target and 2 nearby enemies. Then, the dagger ricochets onto the ground behind her initial target. [description] => Katarina throws a dagger that bounces from enemy to enemy, dealing magic damage. 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Welcome
Hi there, and welcome to my Katarina mid guide! I hope to teach you how to play this champion and why the build presented is the optimal way to build her. You will be shown example build paths, how to use her abilities, her teamfight potential, and all of the things that make Katarina a viable assassin.


About Katarina
Why is Katarina a viable choice? Katarina is classified as an assassin because she can pull off huge amounts of damage in a very short amount of time. She is very mobile with her Shunpo, her passive reset makes her extremely difficult to lock down. Her early game is not be the most powerful, but in teamfights she is a terrifying force to deal with. She excels at deleting squishy targets from the fight, and can deal multi-target damage as well.
About Me
I'm Emikadon, currently a Gold I (still climbing!) ranked player on the NA Server. I main Support, but I have come to love the mid lane as well for the carry potential. Katarina was my second most played champion in season 5, and I had over a 60% win rate with her. If you liked this guide, you should check out my others as well!


Side Note
This guide is extremely long, since I will cover everything you need to know in order to master Katarina. If it was helpful in any way, please upvote my guide to let me know I've done a good job! If you disagree with anything I have to say or have any questions regarding the build, leave a comment and I will respond as soon as I am able to :)


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Pros
+ High damage
+ No Mana
+ No Skillshots
+ Very mobile
+ AOE Abilities
+ Ability Resets
Strengths
Katarina, like all assassins, has a high amount of burst damage. Between her abilities and passive, she can easily melt down squishy targets. In addition, her abilities are completely free of cost and none of her abilities are skillshots. Positioned well, her abilities can't miss and can't be avoided. She has high mobility with her E and speed boost from W. Katarina is also teamfight oriented, since 3 out her 4 abilities are multi-target. Added in with her passive resets, cleaning up after fights is extremely easy.



Weaknesses
Katarina's main weakness lies in the fact that she is melee. It is always dangerous to walk up to CS, since the enemy laner can turn on you. Her kit has no built in CC. If not positioned correctly, the enemy can easily escape. Since she is an assassin that builds purely damage, she has no defensive capabilities. This often leads to her being focused, since most people don't want to deal with her in teamfights. Finally, her ultimate is a channeled ability and can be interrupted with CC (stuns, knock backs, silences, pulls).
Cons
- Melee
- No built-in CC
- Weak against CC
- Squishy
- Often focused
- Ult can cancel



Highly Recommended...

Flash is always a good pick due the sheer amount of ways it can be used. Blinking over walls can save your life 9 times out of 10, and you can use it to reposition yourself if needed. In addition, you can make so many plays with it. You can use it to get in range for a double blink with Shunpo or to land that last Q that'll finish off a low health target. This summoner spell is a fantastic choice on almost every champion, and Katarina is no exception.
Ignite is a great spell to have, since it adds even more damage to your burst. It adds a lot of kill potential to your kit, especially if your own jungler comes to gank. It's also fantastic for finishing off those low health targets. Not to mention late game, the healing reduction helps if the enemy ADC is doing a lot of life stealing in teamfights.


...But Can Be Taken.

Teleport will allow for a lot more map pressure, both early and late game. In general, you don't need this unless you're going top lane because you're in the center of the map as a mid laner, so you can already roam pretty effectively. You can easily gank lanes early game by teleporting to wards, or you can regroup with your team if there's an impending fight later on. This requires a lot of communication though, so be sure when to use it!
In certain matchups, Exhaust can be a viable choice due to the peeling potential. If you are going against an assassin such as Zed or Yasuo, taking exhaust can reduce their damage output by a lot, while still allowing you to pull off your own. In addition, it can secure kills because of the movement speed slow.



MARKS
  • Greater Mark of Magic Penetration are your go-to marks as mid-lane Katarina. This is because Kat only deals magic damage, and she scales exceptionally well with Magic Penetration because of her high damage abilities. This helps early game against any defenses your enemy may run, and will help a little later as well when people begin to stack Magic Resist.
  • greater mark of hybrid penetration in my opinion are not as good as plain Magic Pen on Kat, because Kat rarely uses her autoattacks. If you have trouble last hitting, these are better, but for the most part you'll be using your abilities, and thus will not be dealing physical damage.
SEALS
  • Greater Seal of Scaling Health are the most beneficial, because they out-scale flat health seals at level 6, which is when Katarina has her major power spike. They increase your survivability as the game goes on, which is super nice because she needs to be in the middle of the action to deal any damage.
  • Greater Seal of Health are an alternative if you want the early game health against strong, poke heavy lanes. This comes in handy because you'll be in melee range to last hit minions, and it will help shield incoming damage that will most likely come your way.
  • Greater Seal of Armor are super effective against AD mids, as they actually protect better than flat health alone. Take these against people like Yasuo or Zed. In addition, you can run a combination of both (5 health, 4 armor for maximum early game survivability).
GLYPHS
  • Greater Glyph of Magic Resist are the usual glyphs I run, because most mid-laners build AP, and thus do magic damage. Since Katarina is inherently squishy and will need to be in close quarters to deal damage, having the survivability is super nice both in lane and in trades.
  • Greater Glyph of Scaling Magic Resist are can be used as alternatives, as they give more MR as the game progresses. This can be super helpful against enemies that don't get their high amount of burst until later in the game (e.g. Diana or Akali).
  • Greater Glyph of Ability Power are better than MR glyphs if the enemy is an AD mid. You won't need the magic resist because they don't deal magic damage, and you'll be able to deal more damage yourself in return. Alternatively, you can take Scaling AP if you'd rather have a stronger late game.
QUINTESSENCES
  • Greater Quintessence of Ability Power are the best choices to take 90% of the time because of the 15 AP adding onto each one of your abilities. It'll help you with CSing, trading, and skirmishes later on in the game as well.
  • Greater Quintessence of Movement Speed make a mobile champion even more so. Katarina is one of the most mobile champions in the game with both her high base movement speed and Shunpo. Adding an additional 4.5% MS on top of both of those makes her roaming potential skyrocket. If you want that edge to your abilities for lane, take AP quints. If you want the extra roam potential, take MS quints..


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IN PROGRESS



In this section, I am going to cover all of the details regarding Katarina's skill set. Remember to keep in mind the tips and things to note when playing! There are a lot of subtle nuances that separate the good Katarina's from the great ones.

Voracity (Passive)
Scoring a kill or assist will reduce the cooldown of Katarina's abilities by 15 seconds.

Useful tips
  • This ability is what makes Katarina such a terrifying force in teamfights. With each kill/assist, she can pull off an entire round of her burst again.
  • Cleaning up after teamfights is very simple. You kill someone, jump to someone else, kill them, jump to yet another person, and so on.
  • Makes turret diving extremely easy. If you go in with all of your abilities, they'll be refreshed on the kill and you can Shunpo out to a nearby minion to avoid the tower shots.

Things to note
  • Your passive only returns 15 seconds, and this is not enough to fully refresh your ultimate with the first two ranks.





Bouncing Blades (Q)
Katarina throws a dagger that bounces from enemy to enemy, dealing magic damage and marking each enemy hit for 4 seconds. Bouncing Blades hits a total of 5 unique targets (4 bounces), each striking the closest next target. Each subsequent hit deals 10% less damage.
Striking a marked target with an ability or basic attack will consume the mark on the target and deal additional magic damage.

Range: 675
Cooldown: 10 / 9.5 / 9 / 8.5 / 8
Dagger Magic Damage: 60 / 85 / 110 / 135 / 160 (+ 45% AP)
Mark Magic Damage: 15 / 30 / 45 / 60 / 75 (+ 15% AP)
Total Damage: 75 / 115 / 155 / 195 / 235 (+ 60% AP)

Useful tips
  • This is extremely useful for farming, since the range will allow you to get CS from a distance. It can also help you get more than one minion at a time (like, if there are two low health minions right next to each other).
  • It will bounce to the nearest target, so choosing where to throw it first is important! Try and aim it so that one of the earlier bounces will land on the enemy. This will act as a ranged poke.
  • Used in conjunction with your W gives a nice burst of damage early game. Using this method for some light harass can chip down an opponent slowly.
  • It will bounce to stealthed enemies, but it will not reveal them.
  • This ability will pop Spell Shields, but will not bounce any further.

Things to note
  • This can push the lane pretty quickly, so make sure you have everything warded!
  • Alone, it doesn't do very much damage. Don't put yourself in danger to trigger the mark for extra harass, since the damage isn't worth it if you end up dying.
  • If you use it to poke, you can't use it to farm. The cooldown is pretty high at early levels, so know when to use it for what! Watch the health of the minions and keep track of how far away they are from you, so you can decide whether it is better to poke or CS.


sinister steel Sinister Steel (W)
Katarina whirls her daggers, instantly dealing magic damage to all nearby enemies. If she damages an enemy champion, she gains movement speed for 1 second.

Range: 375
Cooldown: 4
Magic Damage 40 / 75 / 110 / 145 / 180 (+ 25% AP) (+ 60% bonus AD)
Movement Speed: 15 / 20 / 25 / 30 / 35%

Useful tips
  • Used in combination with your Q can detonate the marks, allowing for fast wave clear.
  • You can still move while using this ability: it doesn't interrupt your walking animation. This means you can both utilize the MS buff to avoid retaliation trades and spam it while running away without danger of cast animations.
  • While the base damage isn't too high, it can be used multiple times per fight due its low cooldown, especially if you already have some CDR.
  • The range is bigger than you think it is. Learning and getting used to it can let you hit an enemy or a minion from a safe distance.

Things to note
  • This ability is automatically on smart cast.
  • Sinister Steel can sometimes shove the lane faster than you like, so be careful when and where you use it!
  • Late game, Death Lotus can deal more damage than a Sinister Steel. Omitting this ability from your combo might actually do more damage than if you keep it.


Shunpo (E)
Katarina teleports to target unit and gains 15% damage reduction for 1.5 seconds. If the target is an enemy, the target takes magic damage.

Range: 700
Cooldown: 12 / 10.5 / 9 / 7.5 / 6
Magic Damage: 60 / 85 / 110 / 135 / 160 (+ 40% AP)

Useful tips
  • You can Shunpo to any targetable unit. This includes (but is not limited to) minions, wards, Annie's Tibbers, Teemo shrooms, Thresh lanterns, etc.
  • Using Shunpo on an enemy Sight Ward, Vision Ward or trinket will reset the time it takes to hide itself. This means you can auto -> Shunpo -> auto to clear a ward without any true sight.
  • Timed correctly, you can dodge skill shots like Ashe's crystal arrow or Ezreal's Trueshot Barrage by blinking over them.
  • It can be used to survive (or just take less damage from) things like Karthus ulti, Teemo shrooms and other DoT effects, or minion aggro in lane.
  • Kat will always autoattack after using her E. Moving immediately after using it will cancel the auto, but waiting a fraction of a second for the animation to finish can make the difference between getting a kill or not, especially earlier on. While overall it doesn't have all that much consequence, it's still good to know to maximize damage output in a trade.

  • By keeping a couple wards on you in lane, you can escape ganks by setting your it down close to your tower and Shunpo-ing to it as a mini flash.

Things to note
  • If you use this ability to engage, you cannot use it to escape unless you get a kill. Know when and when to not use it in lane, because the jungler could show up and turn the fight around.
  • This ability will teleport you behind the target. While this can be useful when chasing, it can mess up your positioning if the enemy team decides to show up.





Death Lotus (R)
Katarina rapidly spins in place and channels for 2.5 seconds, throwing a barrage of up to 30 daggers at the closest 3 enemy champions within range. Each dagger deals magic damage and applies Grievous Wounds for 3 seconds, reducing regeneration and incoming healing by 50%.

Range: 550
Cooldown: 90 / 60 / 45
Magic Damage per Dagger: 35 / 55 / 75 (+ 25% AP) (+ 37.5% bonus AD)
Maximum Damage to Each Enemy: 350 / 550 / 750 (+ 250% AP) (+ 375% bonus AD)

Useful tips
  • Not all forms of CC will stop the channel. While stuns, silences, and knock-ups will interrupt it, slows, snares, and roots will not.
  • This ability is great for cleaning up teamfights. Wait until the enemy CC has been mostly exhausted, and then go in and kill off the low health targets.
  • You can interrupt the channel yourself. If the enemy walks out of the cast range or you'd rather use any resets that you'd gotten, you can cancel by walking or casting another ability.
  • If you chain your ultimate with any allied forms of CC like Amumu's Curse of the Sad Mummy or Leona's Solar Flare, you can deal damage with little risk of you taking any yourself.
  • If there are no nearby enemies to use Death Lotus on, the ability's icon will be gray and you won't be able use it. If it lights up, but you don't see any enemies, this means that someone nearby is stealthed. In addition, it will hit stealthed champions like Teemo or Akali even if they are hidden by their passive/abilities.

Things to note
  • Using any other items while in the channel will interrupt it. This includes Zhonya's Hourglass, Hextech Gunblade, etc.
  • If you go into teamfights too early, you will most likely be locked down immediately. Wait until the enemies are low before jumping in and cleaning up.




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#1. Death Lotus
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#2. Bouncing Blades
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#3. sinister steel
3 / 8 / 10 / 12 / 13

#4. Shunpo
2 / 14 / 15 / 17 / 18
On Katarina, you want to max your Q, Bouncing Blades first.1 Since your main disadvantage in lane is your lack of range, the shorter cooldown and higher damage makes both CSing and harassing much easier.

Next, you want to start maxing your W, sinister steel. This is your second major damage dealing tool, and used in conjunction with your Q can chip down an opponent's health bar very quickly. The bonus movement speed is also good since it helps with your mobility in lane.

Lastly, you want to max your E, Shunpo. I feel like this ability is a "one point wonder" type, since the defining attribute of it is the instant teleport.

Always take a point in your ultimate, Death Lotus whenever you can.

1There are certain matchups in which you can max your W for close range trading and faster MS buff. This is usually when the enemy opponent is extremely kiteable and you can spam W multiple times per trade.

Usually, you want to put your very first point into Bouncing Blades for the range, which can be useful both when going directly to lane or invading. In addition, it can be used for early harass by tossing it to the enemy as they go up for CS.

Next, I typically want to take a point into E just in case the jungler comes for an early gank. Even if he doesn't, you can potentially all in the enemy for some early burst. By tossing a Q and triggering the mark with your E, you can avoid a lot of retaliation trade with the damage reduction from Shunpo.

Alternatively, you can take sinister steel second. This will give you some additional pushing power, and will make CSing a little easier. However, be careful if the jungler does indeed come to gank! The slight movement speed buff is nice for avoiding a little bit of harass, but doesn't do much against all-ins!

Finally, whether you take sinister steel or a second point into Bouncing Blades if completely up to your playstyle. I myself prefer having the extra pushing power and utility, but the extra damage on Q's on hit and mark detonation is pretty nice early game as well. Thank you Ubnoxius for this suggestion!

However, if you did actually take W second, do not delay your E, Shunpo any longer. That ability is too important to give up, especially around level 3 because the jungler could show up any moment to gank.



There are many different ways to do use Katarina's abilities, and there are different situations in which you use each one. In this section, I will first tell you what the combo is, and then proceed to explain how it should be done and why it is useful.

Standard Combo

Q


E


sinister steel
W
This is the Standard Combo you're going to use when playing as Katarina. Throwing your Q, Bouncing Blades, you apply a mark that can be detonated with either your basic attack or an ability. You then immediately E, Shunpo to them to consume this debuff and deal bonus magic damage. Once you get into range, activate your W, sinister steel for more burst, as well as detonating the marks of any surrounding enemies.

Once you've done this, use the movement speed granted from W to get out of retaliation range. In addition, the damage reduction from your E should still last for the second that you're running. This tactic is used in lane to slowly chip down your opponent's health bar. All of the other combos are very similar to this one, with the addition of a few other abilities as well.


Surprise Combo

E


Q


sinister steel
W
Brought up by Pallis123, this combo can take your opponent by surprise. Instead of starting off with your long ranged Q and following it up with your gap closer, you first Shunpo to the enemy and take them by surprise. This can allow you to take away the half a second warning given when you throw your Bouncing Blades, and let you take advantage of any surprise/hesitation the enemy might show. Be careful, as this requires some practice. If you aren't fast enough, the enemy might get away before you can proc the mark with your W, sinister steel.


Killing Combo

Q


E


sinister steel
W


R


D/F


E
This is the combo you want to use when you're going for the kill. Do the exact same thing as the standard combo, except you don't run away after using W, sinister steel. Instead, use the movement speed to reposition yourself so that you're ult will hit the enemy for as long as possible.

Once you're in a good position (usually right next to your target), you use your R Death Lotus. As the enemy tries to run, you'll be dealing damage to them as well as up to 2 other enemy champions. Don't forget to use your ignite if it's up, as that'll deal damage as well. In addition, be careful not to move or activate any abilities/items! Doing so will interrupt your channel. The only exception are summoner spells, such as Ignite or Heal. Finally, once you get the kill, use your reset E to get to safety and/or jump to another target to repeat the same combo.


Diving Combo

Q


E


sinister steel
W


D/F


E
When diving the enemy champion, there are many things you have to take into account to reduce the chance of dying to turret aggro.
  • The enemy has to be low enough so that your burst will do enough damage to kill them.
  • Know whether or not the enemy has their own summoners. If they can Heal themselves back up or Flash away from you, you're most likely dead because you won't have the reset on your E to escape.
  • Be wary of any CC. If you're shut down in the middle of the combo and you're taking turret damage, you're most certainly going to die.
  • See where jungler is. If you dive and the enemy jungler shows up... Well, I think we all know what's going to happen.
If you've analyzed the situation and come to the conclusion that it is indeed safe to dive, you Q-W-E to get your most of your burst off. If the enemy isn't dead yet, tack your Ignite on him to finish him off. Once they're dead, your passive will allow your abilities to reset, and you can Shunpo out to a nearby minion.


Single then Multi-Target Combo

Q


E


sinister steel
W


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E


sinister steel
W


R

This combo is used when cleaning up at the end of a teamfight. Basically, you use the Standard Combo, and then chain that into the Killing Combo. The first wave of abilities is to kill a single, low health target. You want to avoid using your ult, since it takes a couple kills/assists to completely refresh the cooldown.

After you kill the single target, you jump to a group of low health targets and do the same thing. This time though, you add your ultimate Death Lotus so you can hit up to 3 different enemy champions at once. And then with those kills/assists, you use the reset to jump to the final person, if they haven't died already.

With this combo timed correctly, you can easily get a Quadra, or even a Penta kill!


Multi then Single-Target Combo

Q


E


sinister steel
W


R


Q


E


sinister steel
W


R

Pretty much the opposite of the Single then Multi-Target Combo. Instead of initially going after the single, low health target, you immediately focus a group of enemies instead. You do the standard combo and ult afterwards to hit as many people as possible. At a rank three Death Lotus, it only takes 3 kills to completely reset your ult.

Keeping this in mind, you jump to the single target and do the exact same thing. If you're ult's up, use it if they haven't died already. If it's not up, it should be up soon. To be honest though, if you're timing is correct, you shouldn't need to use it anyways. The single target should be already really low, and a simple Standard Combo should be enough to net the kill.



Zhonya's Hourglass Combo

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sinister steel
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R


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This combo is if you need to play a more teamfight oriented playstyle. Usually, you're just the clean up crew and you just keep procing your passive for the resets. However, sometimes your team needs you to actually participate in the teamfight itself. To do this without dying, using this combo can allow you 2.5 seconds of invulnerability, which will give your teammates time to back you up.

Basically, you do the Standard Combo, and then once you get dangerously low you hit Zhonya's Hourglass. Be warned though! If you activate this while your ult is still channeling, you'll cancel the channel and you won't deal any more damage! Timing your active is just as important as timing your entrance into teamfights.





If you're going against ranged enemies that poke with their autoattacks a lot, Doran's Shield is the best choice to go with. This is especially useful against champions like Kayle. The passive will reduce any incoming damage from AAs (which is very likely, since you are melee) and gives you a lot of early game sustain. The additional 80 health makes you pretty bulky and will help with trading.



If you're going against champions that rely mostly on landing skill shots, you can pick up Boots of Speed for the additional mobility. The bonus movement speed is nice to dodge skill shots from champions like Lux. In addition, you have more health pots as well as that extra MS that can allow you to roam more quickly.



If you're going against melee mids like Zed, Yasuo or Kha'Zix, this start is really useful. It'll make you pretty tanky since the armor works well with your health runes. The 5 health pots will keep up your sustain, and this can later be upgraded into an early Seeker's Armguard. Depending on the situation, it can actually be rushed into an early Zhonya's Hourglass.



Considering you are dealing mostly magic damage, you want to amplify that as much as you possibly can. By grabbing Sorc Shoes early, you can cut through most of the base MR the enemy might have.


Recently, I've been trying these boots out and I have to say I'm very impressed! It makes roaming and ganking much easier, since the MS is pretty much multiplied by 3. In addition, it allows for great catch potential with quick engages to pull off your burst.


Katarina is often focused, so getting CC'd in a bad position is detrimental to both herself and her team. If I find that I'm getting caught out a lot or the enemy is focusing me extra hard, I get Merc Treads for both the MR and the tenacity.


If you're ahead...

> This item is one of the best choices you can pick up early game. If you're extremely ahead and you can afford to go with this high burst build, pick this up for the insane damage. It will help you snowball through early game and will scale well later into mid-late game.

> One of the main reasons is that not only does it boost your damage output, but also it is a 100 AP item. This means that the overall item gold/item slot efficiency is pretty high, especially if you take into account the charge passive. However, it is very expensive, and for the reason, should only be bought if you're ahead.

> The movement multiplier adds to Katarina's abundance of mobility. It helps with juking skill shots and poke while in lane, and later on will help with roaming/getting in range for ability combos. This leads directly to the charge passive, which will stack very quickly because of both Katarina's mobility and ability reliance.


...or if you're behind.

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. > If you're not doing too well against an AD mid, having the armor against them would be super helpful, and the active can help if you ever get caught out.

> If you're against an AD champion, you can get Zhonya's Hourglass. The 50 armor will help when you're behind since it'll give you a nice chunk of defense, all the while still maintaining your role as an AP assassin with the 70 AP.

> The active is huge in teamfights. If you couldn't kill anyone, the invulnerability will allow your teammates to clean up, procing your passive for the resets.
. > If you're against an AP champion who's killing you too often for your liking, you can rush Abyssal Mask for the MR. The 60 magic resistance will make you pretty tanky and you'll be harder to kill. It still gives a good amount of AP.

> While you are getting more defense, you are sacrificing a huge chunk of your damage. 40 AP is a lot to be giving up, even with the MR reduction aura that comes with this item.

> If you want to keep this item, keep it as a defensive one. It does not replace Void Staff, nor does it replace Zhonya's. Good if you're going against heavy AP teams lack a lot of CC.



A must take on any AP burst champion. Once you get it, boosts your AP by a huge margin. The passive gives you AP based on how much you already have, which is a really nice item to round off with. This will make your mid-late game assassinations beyond deadly, especially when added in with your other items. Since it gives you more AP based on how much you have, it isn't as gold efficient early laning phase because you don't have very much AP. Get this item after you get your first big item (discussed last section).
Usually, you want to get Void Staff once the enemy really starts to start MR. This will shred enemies even more when stacked with your runes/masteries and Sorcerer's Shoes. The 70 AP is nothing to laugh at either. While it may not seem like much compared to Rabadon's, the passive Magic Pen is beyond enough to make up for it. More often than not, this should be the second or third major item you build, unless the enemy team is really dumb and doesn't build MR whatsoever. Even then though, you should get this item, because you'll start dealing close to true damage.



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> Guardian Angel is usually everyone's go to defensive item. It gives both Armor and MR, so it'll help against both the enemy ADC and APC.

> The passive revive is really nice if you're being focused in teamfights. If the enemy team focuses everything on you so that you'll die once, they'll have nothing to stop you once you're alive a second time.

> Make sure you don't get caught out when you have this item! The passive is wasted for an entire 5 minutes if it's popped.



> This choice is good if the enemy has skill shot reliant champions like Morgana, Nidalee or Blitzcrank. If anyone of these that hit you you're probably dead, since you're building almost no defense.

> The chunk of HP that comes with this item is really nice for survivability. Regardless of whether or not you're going into teamfights late, you're still going to be in melee range of the enemy. The health is always appreciated.

> The MR is really useful, especially if the enemy has a lot of magic damage. Building an early Negatron Cloak into a Spectre's Cowl will increase your survivability against AP teams by a lot.



There are some items in this game that seem workable in theory, but when compared with others become pretty lackluster. While there are cases in which these items can be picked up, they can be few and niche. In this section I'm going to discuss these items, and why they may seem good on Katarina even though they can be out-shined by others. These are the common misconceptions that I find new players fall for.

Hextech on Katarina can be argued, but I personally don't like it very much. Not only are the Lifesteal stats wasted on her, but the the item is incredibly expensive and the build path makes her laning phase very weak. It's very difficult to get this item unless you're drowning in gold, and even if you are swimming in money, Bilgewater Cutless doesn't help Kat snowball very well.

If you want survivability get Zhonya's for the invulnerability active. If you want damage get a get the AP boost from Rabadon's. If you want sustain buy a health pot, which is cheap and doesn't require you to use your abilities. If you want a slow... Well then upgrade your boots! These items are much more efficient, give more AP, synergize better with Katarina's kit, and all of them are cheaper.

When to get this item: This could potentially be picked up as a last item. In Patch 5.2, Hextech Gunblade was buffed slightly for AP based champions because of the additional Ability Power. It is still extremely expensive, and the components are really weak until you can combine them, so I would never advise this as a first item pick. For this reason, I would recommend you get it later in the game, after you get your major items for your 5th or 6th item.
You may think to yourself, "Well, Katarina's ultimate is a channeled ability, so I want the enemy to stay in my channel for as long as possible. I guess the best way to do that is to get an item that slows!" This is what I mean by theoretically, Rylai's may seem like a nice item to have. However, the negative aspects are overlooked:

If you think about it, a slow isn't going to help against hard CC, jump/dash spells (like Flash), and the the reduction itself is only 15% because 3 out of your 4 spells are multi-target. If you're rooted by, let's say a Morgana, then the tiny movement speed impairment isn't going to help you catch up after not being able to move for nearly 3 seconds and blinks like Ezreal's Arcane Shift or dashes like Caitlyn's 90 Caliber Net.

When to get this item: One of the good things about this item is the huge amount of AP it gives. If you've already gotten all of your core items and you want more #damages instead or a defensive item, this is probably the best choice because of the pure AP you can use. While the slow isn't as effective because pretty much all of your spells are multi-target, bonus health can be viable if you're getting killed too quickly.
When I first started playing Katarina, I was under the impression that you wanted to get an early Haunting Guise for the health and magic pen. However, I was told by a friend that this was not the case. His exact words: "The reason for not buying Haunting Guise is because the upgrade into Liandry's Torment isn't cost effective on Katarina because of the way the passive works. The passive does 2% of HP on current health and because Katarina is supposed to be used as clean-up/reset hero, she isn't going to be engaging. Especially not on their front line, which would have the most amount of health."

Liandry's provides a moderate amount of AP (not as much as other items) but deals a lot of damage against tanky, health stacking champions because of the percent health passive. However, your purpose as Katarina is to kill the enemy carries, not their tanks. As your target gets squishier, Liandry's gets worse since the damage is reduced the lower the enemy is in terms of health. It will not help you quickly kill and pick up resets, since the passive deals damage over time.

When to get this item: Again, I would recommend this as a last item pick if you're going against tanky, health-stacking enemies. The MPen isn't a lot because it is a flat amount, but it can still boost your damage by a little bit. The health can be useful with soaking damage, but keep in mind the little to moderate amount of AP!



Now, I will describe how you should play Katarina early game and add any tips and tricks that you can keep in mind while playing. Playing smart, as well as staying safe are essential, since Katarina's early game is not very strong. I'm going to tell you in general terms what to expect, but remember that every game is different. Not all of the situations will be exactly as described.



Farming/Last Hitting

Pre-6, your main objective is to get as much farm as you possibly can. Since walking up to hit the creeps at melee range can be dangerous, you can use your Bouncing Blades or sinister steel to get those that are out of your range. However, you can't always just use your abilities to farm. If you are forced to manually basic attack, wait until the enemy is auto attacking as well. If they're attacking the minion, they can't attack you at the same time.

At the 10 minute mark, there are 114 minions available. However, this is perfect CS and does not count any other factors—harass, ganks, deaths, kills, recalling, etc. You want to have a realistic goal, though. I'd recommend trying to get about 80 farm by 10 minutes. Keep in mind it is very difficult to get perfect CS consistently, and it will only come with practice. Try opening up a custom game and just last hit for 10 minutes.

Remember that each kill on average is worth about 15-20 minions. Also, if you manage to get a kill on the enemy laner pre-6, you're not only allowed a short amount of time to just purely free farm, but you're also denying them their own farm.

When to push the lane

Generally, you don't want to push the creep wave forward too far because the jungler might gank. The ideal place to keep the wave is at about 2/3 of the way to your tower, as you'll be close to your tower, but the minions won't die to the turret.

However, there are times where you want to intentionally push your lane. One of these reasons is because you want to recall. Whenever you go back to fountain, you want to make sure you've pushed your wave up, so that you'll miss as little creeps as possible. In addition, pushing up to the enemy tower will in turn make them lose minions to the tower.

Another reason to quickly push lane is if you want to roam and gank other lanes. Since you are in the center lane on the map, you have access to both top and bottom lane, and it is partly your job to help snowball your team through map pressure. By quickly pushing your lane, you force the enemy laner to farm those under tower, and they won't be able to follow you to counter gank.

Using your abilities to farm and poke

Don't be stingy about when to use your abilities. You want to take as little damage as possible, and if using your abilities will protect you, by all means use it. Use your Q, Bouncing Blades to get out of range minions or your W, sinister steel to hit multiple creeps at once. One advantage that Katarina has is that she doesn't have to worry about mana. Cooldowns are the only limiting factor.

In lane, there are 2 stances that you can take. One: The CSing stance, where you're safely behind your minions. This stance is used when your own minions are low and you want to focus on getting last hits. Two: The Trading stance, where you're at your melee creep line. This stance is used when the enemy minions are low and the opposite laner want to get last hits. If you throw your Q at the enemy while they're trying to get the CS, they'll have to make the choice of either giving up the creep or taking free damage.

This tactic is discussed here, in Phroxzon's Leaguecraft101 lectures. If you haven't seen these before, I highly recommend you check them out.

The Importance of Wards

Since you are a solo laner, you do not have a support to help you ward, nor do you have only a single side to keep an eye on. These are the major warding spots that you want to have vision of. In the picture to the right, the green spots are the standard places to ward if you need vision in either your own jungle or the enemies. These will allow you to see when the enemy jungler is doing jungle camps, roaming up and down river, in the major bushes, blind spots, etc. The pink dots are good spots to place your vision wards.


Another really neat use for wards is your ability to use it as an escape option by quickly placing a ward and Shunpoing to it. Keeping a couple of extra wards can help you escape sticky situations like when the jungler comes to gank. All you have to do is place it on the ground near your tower and then activate your E to jump to it.

Now let's get even fancier! Ward jumping can also be used to cross over terrain. Of course, you can place down a ward over a wall and then jump to it, but there are certain places on the map where you can cross terrain without there physically being a ward there! Here is a video demonstrating what I mean. The reason why this happens is because Katarina's Shunpo places her behind the target. If the ward is right next to a wall, then Shunpoing behind it will put you on the ground behind the wall!



Briefly mentioned in the last chapter, roaming is a huge part of playing in the mid lane. Since you are in the center of the map, you are expected to travel either top or bot to gank their lanes. This puts massive amounts of pressure on the enemy team, as well as will allow you to help your own team to snowball.

Why do you roam?


When you roam, you are leaving your lane to visit other lanes to potentially net a kill or take an objective. Why do you do this? Well firstly, it puts tremendous amounts of pressure across the map. If you just stayed in your own lane and did nothing but farm, the enemy top and bottom lanes have only the jungler to watch and keep track of. However, if you throw in a second roaming entity, you throw in twice the amount of map awareness needed. By forcing the enemy to multitask as they try to keep track of when and where you are, they are more prone to making mistakes that you and your teammates can capitalize on.

In addition, by roaming to (let's say) bot lane, you can possibly net a few kills, as well as forcing the enemies to use their summoners to try and escape. Since summoners have such a long cooldown, you are ensuring an advantage for your teammates. If you do end up getting a kill, you get massive amounts of gold (both from the kill, as well as the assists). By eliminating the champions around important objectives, particularly Dragon , you can take them for free and get one step closer to winning the game.

How do you roam?
To roam, you'll need to leave your own lane to go and gank others. To ensure that you do not lose too much farm or leave your turret vulnerable, the most logical thing to do would be to shove your lane forward as fast and as far as you can without putting yourself in danger. Quickly shoving the lane with your Q to hit 5 of the minions and W to detonate the marks will force the minion wave up to the enemy tower, where the enemy laner will have to deal with lasting hitting under turret, and they will be unable to follow you.

Once you've done this, it's time to start actually running to different lanes. Keep in mind that should you run into any wards, a smart enemy will immediately back off and you will have wasted your time. Usually to minimize this as much as possible, I ask my teammates whether or not the river/tribush is warded, and adjust my pathing with the information. If your allies don't know, this is the general pathing you should take, depending on which side of the map you are on.

When on the blue side of the map, it is easiest to roam to the top lane. You can gank top unseen by walking behind the Baron Nashor cove, and cut off the escape by surrounding in the enemy. Roaming when playing on the purple side of the map is very similar to doing so on the blue side except that you will be walking behind the Dragon cove to gank the enemy bottom lane.



Now that we have explored in length about what to do in early game skirmishes or 1v1 situations, it's time to talk about what to do in teamfights. Mid-late game, people will start grouping up to take objectives to get ahead of the other team. However, both teams will try to do so, and will end up facing each other in an impending teamfight. Here, I'll tell you how to handle the situation before, during, and after.

Before the fight erupts
Pre-teamfight, your main job is to not get caught out. In this build, Katarina is extremely squishy due to nearly all of her items being damage ones. If you get caught out, 90% of the time you're most likely dead. That, or you'll be chunked down to the point where you cannot help your teamfights. Either way, you leave your team at an enormous disadvantage.

To avoid doing as described above, try not to stray too far from your team. If a Dragon fight is about to break out, don't decide to go and farm Wolves when everyone else is all the way across the map. Also, learning to dodge important skill shots is vital. If you get stunned by a Leona ult or snared by a Morgana, that's several crucial seconds in which you are completely useless.

Your role in teamfights
It is not your job to protect your ADC, it is not your task to initiate, and it is not your responsibility to melt down tanks. Your role is to clean up after teamfights and abuse your passive to the fullest. Wait until the enemy team is extremely low before jumping in and killing all of them. Timing is everything. If you go in too early, you'll be locked down and killed. If you go in too late, your teammates will die.

The ideal time to enter the fight is right after most of the enemy CC has been spent and the enemy team is very low health. Pay attention to the fight and be aware of what abilities have been used. Their support has Exhaust? Don't go in until you know it's been used. The enemy has a Sona? Wait until she's used her Crescendo. Has Thresh used his Flay or The Box yet? If you know the enemy still has some CC left in their arsenal, be prepared. Have Zhonya's or Flash or Guardian Angel or whatever for of defense you have just in case.

Example of timing on Katarina

In the video to the right, this is a really good example of what a teamfight with Katarina is like. Voyboy saw that the enemy Lulu and Tristana were pushing up pretty far down bot lane, and he grouped with Zyra and Olaf. Initially he went in early, and you can see how he was CC'd immediately. Had the enemy team been there, he probably would have died after being polymorphed. Fortunately, they weren't present to capitalize on it.
The most important part about this clip is the end, where the Karma was slowed by Zyra's plants and everyone else was at about 20% health. Here, is where Voyboy timed his entrance perfectly: Lulu had used both her polymorph and her ult earlier, Tristana had no ult to peel for herself, and Karma and Zed don't have any hard CC. Voyboy went in, got the reset off of Karma, jumped to Tristana and went for Lulu. Finishing off Lulu with sinister steel, he got another reset to E-W and killed Trist and Zed. Just for extra awesome points, he used Zhonya's Hourglass to avoid Zed's ultimate :)

Taking Objectives

Let's say the best case scenario and you've successfully gotten a Pentakill with Katarina. The enemy team is dead with 40 second timers. What you do now is take objectives. It doesn't matter how low you and your teammates are. It doesn't matter that you have 3k gold in your inventory. If there are objectives to be secured, take them. The enemy team is dead, so they can't possibly kill you (Unless there's a Teemo. Then you have to be careful of shrooms).

The point is, if you've won the teamfight, you have to take an objective. If there's a minion wave, go and kill the tower. If there's an open inhibitor, destroy it so that you'll have a pushing lane for the next 5 minutes. If your team is healthy enough, go and secure Baron . The worst thing you can do is all start recalling and waste the free 40 seconds in which the enemy team can't do anything. Even in the video above, you can see that Voyboy had less than 150 health, yet he still stayed with his teammates and helped destroy that turret.



Because of Katarina's rather weak early game and lack of CC and sustain, she doesn't have many easy matchups. There are many champions that counter her, and in this section I will show you how to deal with them. With the correct knowledge, you can easily make a bad matchup work for you. That being said, for each individual matchup I have included the difficulty (assuming both players are of equal skill), what ability to max first, the starting items that would work best, and what runes would help you out the most.

Ahri | MEDIUM | MAX | START | RUNES
Start with boots of speed and a few health potions for the mobility and sustain. Max Q for the long ranged poke and safer farming. Run Magic Pen marks, Health seals, MR glyphs, and AP quints for the early damage.
  • Ahri relies on landing her Orb of Deception for harassing. Dodging this will save you a lot of health.
  • Either dodge her Charm or bait it out before engaging with your ult.
  • Her Spirit Rush can let her dash out of your ultimate. However, it's cooldown is much longer than your ult's, so keep track of when she doesn't have it.

Akali | MEDIUM | MAX sinister steel | START | RUNES
Start with Boots of Speed and 4 health pots for the mobility. Max W to counter her Twilight Shroud and increase short ranged trading potential. Run Magic Pen marks, Health seals, MR glyphs, and MS quints for the kiting potential.
  • If she goes up to farm, harass her with your Sinister Steel. If she tries to retaliate with Mark of the assassin, back away with the MS buff to prevent her from detonating the mark.
  • If you throw your Bouncing blades on a minion, it will bounce to her even in her Twilight Shroud. Also, your W will still hit her even when she's stealthed.
  • If she uses Shadow Dance onto you, kite her backwards in the slight delay between multiple casts of her ult with the MS buff on your W.

Annie | HARD | MAX | START | RUNES
Start with Doran's Shield and a health pot for the AA block against her 625 range. Max Q for the long ranged poke and safer farming. Run Magic Pen marks, Health seals, MR glyphs, and AP quints for the early damage.
  • This matchup is tough because a good Annie will almost always have her stun on Pyromania up. Keep an eye on her HUD, because she might be saving her passive at 3 stacks.
  • Ask your jungler to help you out by letting him/her engage first. Bait out her stun before going all in and using your ultimate.
  • Be aware of her power spike at level 6. Tibbers can do a lot of damage in a very short amount of time.

Azir | HARD | MAX | START | RUNES
Start with boots of speed and 4 health potions for help dodging his Sand Soldiers. Max Q for the long ranged poke and safer farming. Run Magic Pen marks, Health seals, MR glyphs, and MS quints for the extra mobility.
  • This matchup is tough because a Azir will constantly be zoning you away from the minion wave with a Sand Soldier. Stay back and farm the best you can with long ranged Qs and max range Ws.
  • Ask your jungler to help you out as much as they can. Bait out his dash if you can so that he can't escape. In addition, letting your jungler engage first is essential, as he has not just 1, but two ways to stop your ultimate.
  • His ult's cooldown is much, much longer than yours. By keeping track of the timer, you can capitalize on opportunities where he has one less way of stopping your ult.

Brand | EASY | MAX | START | RUNES
Start with boots of speed and 4 health potions for the mobility and sustain. Max Q for the long ranged poke. Run Magic Pen marks, Health seals, MR glyphs, and AP quints for the early damage.
  • Avoiding his Pillar of Flame will actually allow you to avoid most of his burst combo. There's a slight delay after he uses it and before it actually erupts, so use that time to get off of it with your high movement speed.
  • If you're afflicted with Blaze, don't start your ult until he's used Sear.
  • Dodging Sear by Shunpo-ing to him will net you an easy kill since he has no other form of CC, nor does he have an escape (aside from Flash).

Diana | VERY HARD | MAX | START | RUNES
Start with Boots of Speed and 4 health pots so you can avoid her Crescent Strike. Max Q for the long ranged poke and safe farming distance. Run Magic Pen marks, Health seals, MR glyphs, and MS quints for mobility to dodge her skills.
  • This is probably your hardest matchup. Her Q does more damage than your Q. She has a shield to counter your poke. Her pull on E cancels your ult, and she can chase with a double jump on R. Avoid this matchup if you can.
  • Her Crescent Strike has a cast time, so try and use your mobility to your advantage during the delay. Also, the skillshot is curved from her right hand. Use this knowledge to dodge it completely.
  • Bait out her Moonfall before going all in. Otherwise, you won't be able to channel your ult and you'll be slowed so you can't run away.

Fiddlesticks | HARD | MAX | START | RUNES
Start with boots of speed and 4 health potions so you can sustain through his poke. Max Q for the long ranged poke and safer farming. Run Magic Pen marks, Health seals, MR glyphs, and AP quints for the early damage.
  • His arsenal of CC makes it extremely difficult to lane against him. He has both a silence and a fear. If he uses Dark wind on minions, back off so it won't bounce to you. Bait out his Terrify before going all in with your ult.
  • Your ult applies Grievous Wounds, which counters his Drain. This will help a lot in all ins, since he won't be able to sustain himself.
  • If he's MIA, be careful because he might be channeling his ultimate, Crowstorm.

Fizz | MEDIUM | MAX | START | RUNES
Start with Boots of Speed and 4 health pots for the mobility against his Urchin Strike. Max Q for the long ranged poke. Run Magic Pen marks, Health seals, MR glyphs, and AP quints for the early damage.
  • If he tries to trade with Urchin Strike and Seastone Trident, use your Q and detonate the mark with W. Use the MS buff to escape any extra autoattacks.
  • Playful / Trickster has a pretty long cooldown at early levels, so harass as much as you can if he uses it carelessly.
  • Chum the Waters is a skill shot, and can be avoided by timing Shunpo correctly, which will allow you to counter engage really well.

Heimerdinger | HARD | MAX | START | RUNES
Start with Doran's Shield and a health pot to sustain through his little turrets. Max Q to safely farm from a distance. Run Magic Pen marks, Health seals, MR glyphs, and MS quints for the roaming potential.
  • Heimer's turrets go inactive if he is away from them for too long, so he can't roam very well. Since you don't really have that good of a chance to win lane against his incessant poke, your only hope to scale is to gank other lanes, since he himself cannot follow to counter gank effectively.
  • His turrets will inherently push the lane, as they'll continue to autoattack so long as there are minions near it. Call your jungler for ganks and take advantage of the fact that he has no escape ability.
  • You can kill his turrets for extra gold. However, be careful as they'll automatically target you if you get in range.

Karthus | EASY | MAX | START | RUNES
Start with boots of speed and 4 health potions to sustain and dodge his Lay Waste. Max Q for the long ranged poke and safer farming. Run Magic Pen marks, Health seals, MR glyphs, and AP quints for the early damage.
  • Karthus can steadily poke you down if he lands Lay Waste. It's spammable due its low cost and low cooldown. They do have a slight delay before exploding though, so you can dodge them with your high movement speed after a bit of practice.
  • He has no hard CC to cancel your ultimate, no does he have any mobility to escape from it.
  • With Voracity, you can Shunpo away from Death Defied once you kill him.

Kassadin | MEDIUM | MAX sinister steel | START | RUNES
Start with Boots of Speed and 4 health pots for the mobility and extra sustain. Max W for the MS buff to avoid extended trades against him. Run Magic Pen marks, Health seals, MR glyphs, and MS quints for the roaming potential.
  • Another really hard matchup for Katarina. His Null Sphere specifically stops channeled abilities, which unfortunately includes your ult. Only all-in if he uses it for something else, such as farming.
  • Maxing W comes in handy when he hits level 6 and becomes extremely mobile. If he tries to chase you, keep spamming your Sinister Steel for the MS buff and try to kite him as much as possible.
  • Make sure you notify your teammates if he's MIA, because his roaming potential is ridiculously good.

Kha'Zix | EASY | MAX sinister steel | START | RUNES
Start with Cloth Armor since Kha'zix is AD and 5 health pots for sustain. Max W to hit him while he's in stealth. Run Magic Pen marks, Armor seals, AP glyphs and quints for the early game power.
  • Since he himself is melee, use your W to poke each time he goes for CS. Also, your W will hit him even if he stealths.
  • Don't push too hard or you'll be marked with the isolation passive. This actually does a bit of damage at higher level, so be careful.
  • He has no way to cancel your ultimate, but he does have a jump.

LeBlanc | MEDIUM / HARD | MAX | START | RUNES
Start with boots of speed and 4 health potions for the extra mobility and sustain. Max Q for the safer farming and poke. Run Magic Pen marks, Health seals, MR glyphs, and AP quints for the early damage.
  • You can target ping her before she stealths/clones so you can tell which one is the real one. In addition, the real one will keep blue/red buff if she had it whereas the clone will not.
  • Even though she no longer silences, her entire combo deals a deadly amount of damage. In addition, she is insanely mobile with her distortion and ult, and will be able to dodge out of your ultimate pretty easily. If you go for all in trades, make sure you're healthy enough and you have some back up to help lock her down.
  • If she goes invisible with her Mirror Image, you can still deal damage to her using your Death lotus. Also, if you cancel your ult before her passive kicks in, the real Leblanc will the be the only one with the Grievous Wounds mark.

Lissandra | HARD | MAX | START | RUNES
Start with boots of speed and 4 health potions for the extra mobility and sustain. Max Q for the safer farming and poke. Run Magic Pen marks, Health seals, MR glyphs, and AP quints for the early damage.
  • Poke her down pre-6 and take advantage of the fact that you have no mana issues to worry about. Use your high movement speed to get in and out of range for Qs and to dodge her Ice Shard if she tries to retaliate.
  • Lissandra is hard due to the fact that her ult can stop you dead in your tracks. Once she hits six, be careful of all-inning her because she can easily swing the fight in her favor. However, at rank 1, the cooldown is 40 seconds longer than your ult, and that's not counting resets.
  • Early game, she'll most likely be looking to poke you down with her Ice Shard, so be sure to keep some distance away from minions to avoid taking free damage. In addition, try not to use the Standard Combo to try and chip her down because she can root you as soon as you go in and take away your advantage of mobility.

Lux | EASY / MEDIUM | MAX | START | RUNES
Start with Boots of Speed and 4 health pots for sustain against her passive proc and overall harass. Max Q for the safer farming and poke. Run Magic Pen marks, Health seals, MR glyphs, and MS quints for easier dodging.
  • While Lux has an early game advantage on you because of her nonstop poke with Lucent Singularity and passive Illumination, she's extremely squishy once your jump on her to pull off your burst, even with her shield.
  • Avoiding her Light Binding will pretty much ruin her combo. It's rather slow moving, so with good reflexes you can easily dodge it with either your MS or Shunpo.
  • Even though Light Binding will snare you, it will not interrupt the channel on Death Lotus.

Morgana | EASY | MAX | START | RUNES
Start with boots of speed and 4 health potions for the mobility and sustain to match hers. Max Q for the long ranged poke. Run Magic Pen marks, Health seals, MR glyphs, and AP quints for the early damage.
  • Experienced Morgana players will know how slow her Dark Binding moves, and will aim it slightly ahead to compensate for the speed. Dodge accordingly.
  • Morgana's Black Shield will soak up damage from your Bouncing Blades and she won't be marked. You can actually bait out her spell shield this way. This leaves 15-20 seconds in which she is completely vulnerable to ganks since she also has no form of escape.
  • Due to her low mobility and delay on the only stun she can use to interrupt your ultimate, you can easily jump on her and burst her. However, she has a lot of sustain with her W, which she'll probably use to farm the back line minions.

Orianna | MEDIUM / HARD | MAX | START | RUNES
Start with Doran's Shield and a health pot for AA block and sustain against her poke. Max Q for the long ranged poke and safer farming. Run Magic Pen marks, Health seals, MR glyphs, and AP quints for the early damage.
  • Orianna's ball is rather slow moving. If her ball is far away from her, abuse this by pulling off your standard combo before it can return to her for the shield!
  • Always be aware of where her ball is. If it's close to you, she's probably trying to zone you or position it so she can easily harass. If it's close to Orianna's character, it can travel the short distance to quickly protect herself. Knowing these things can allow you to predict her next move.
  • Stay away from the minions. Champions with spammy abilities usually need them to farm. Staying away from your minions reduce the chance of them harassing you.

Swain | EASY / MEDIUM | MAX | START | RUNES
Start with Doran's Shield and a health pot for the AA block and extra health to survive his ult. Max Q for the long ranged poke and safer farming. Run Magic Pen marks, Health seals, MR glyphs, and AP quints for the early damage.
  • Pre-6, he'll try to shove all of his abilities down your throat due to his passive sustaining his mana bar. Play safe until you get your ultimate, which is when you'll start outscaling him.
  • Swain has a snare from Nevermove, but that isn't a form of CC that can interrupt your ultimate. In addition, he has no mobility skills to escape it.
  • Death Lotus applies grievous wounds, which reduces the healing he can do with his own ultimate, Ravenous Flock.

Syndra | MEDIUM / HARD | MAX | START | RUNES
Start with boots of speed and 4 health potions for the mobility to dodge Dark Spheres. Max Q for the long ranged harass and safer farming. Run Magic Pen marks, Health seals, MR glyphs, and AP quints for the early damage.
  • Her Dark Sphere can be difficult to dodge because of the short cast time, but the hit range isn't too big.
  • Avoid standing with a Dark Sphere between you and Syndra. This will lead to an easy Scatter the Weak, which will stun you.
  • Avoid engaging post-6 if she has a lot of spheres around her. This usually means that she's setting up for a powerful Unleashed Power.

Talon | MEDIUM / HARD | MAX sinister steel | START | RUNES
Start with Cloth Armor and 5 health pots because of the defense against AD and the sustain against poke. Max W for close range trading power. Run Magic Pen marks, Armor seals, AP glyphs and MS quints for the mobility.
  • Rushing a Zhonya's Hourglass can help a lot due to Talon being AD and the ability to interrupt his combo by going invulnerable.
  • Your W and R will still hit him if he's invisible. In addition, hitting him with W will give you a slight speed boost to help keep up with him with the 40% speed boost on his ult.
  • Both of you have a blink, except his silences the target. Engage after he uses it, as engaging beforehand can allow Talon to swing the fight in his favor.

Twisted Fate | EASY / MEDIUM | MAX | START | RUNES
Start with Boots of Speed and 4 health pots so you can sustain, as well as roam when he ults. Max Q for the long ranged harass and safer farming. Run Magic Pen marks, Health seals, MR glyphs, and MS quints to keep up with his roaming.
  • Twisted Fate is only hard to deal with simply because of his global presence. After 6, there is nothing you can do to stop him from ulting because you don't have the CC to cancel the channel.
  • Running MS quints will not only help you roam to countergank any TF ults, it'll also allow you to dodge his Wild Cards with more ease.
  • If you see him start picking a card, back off until you can see exactly which card he picked. If it's a yellow, be careful because the enemy jungler is probably nearby and wants to make a play.

Yasuo | MEDIUM | MAX sinister steel | START | RUNES
Start with Cloth Armor and 5 health pots to block some physical damage. Max W for the extra mobility. Run Magic Pen marks, Armor seals, AP glyphs and MS quints for the increased mobility.
  • In this lane, it is actually a very good thing that you don't have any skill shots. Otherwise, it would be very hard to kill him because he has so much mobility. Maxing your W will allow you to keep up with him in terms of speed and also deal more damage at a closer range.
  • Most Yasuos wind wall forward, but with your Shunpo you can teleport behind him. This will allow you to land your Death Lotus without it being blocked.
  • Your mobility with your high MS and Shunpo will actually allow you to dodge his tornado pretty easily, giving him very little chance to use his ultimate.

Zed | MEDIUM | MAX | START | RUNES
Start with Cloth Armor and 5 health pots since he's AD and for the sustain. Max Q for the long ranged poke and safer farming. Run Magic Pen marks, Armor seals, AP glyphs and quints for the early damage.
  • Rush an early Zhonya's to counter his ult as well as the 70 AP and 50 Armor.
  • If you Shunpo under tower while he's in the animation for his ult, he will come with you and end up drawing tower aggro. While he could potentially just shadow out, he loses a lot of burst if he doesn't do his full combo.
  • He has no CC to stop your ultimate, but he does have a shadow clone to jump away from it.

Ziggs | HARD | MAX | START | RUNES
Start with Boots of Speed and 4 health pots so you can dodge his abilities. Max Q for the much safer farming. Run Magic Pen marks, Health seals, MR glyphs, and AP quints for the early damage.
  • Honestly in this lane, just try and dodge his bouncing bombs as much as possible. They're actually very long ranged, so don't underestimate the distance! Always dodge sideways to avoid them, and if needed, use Shunpo if you feel like you're getting dangerously low.
  • He's extremely squishy f you can get on top of him and quickly pull of your burst, as his primary damage output is through his poke. His Satchel Charge can interrupt your ultimate though, as well as give him a form of escape.
  • Unless he has blue buff and an Athene's he can go out of mana pretty quickly if he spams his skills. Call your jungler if you see his mana bar get really low, as you can easily burst him.



A lot of you might be wondering: How do I know this build is any good? How do I know it actually works in game and will help me do well in game? Here I'm going to post gameplay videos that follow my guide closely. Note: So as many of you have noticed, Deathfire Grasp has been removed from the game, yet most of the videos so far include this item. While you as a player can no longer get it, you can still learn a lot from the gameplay. I will be adding more videos as more replays of pros become available.







Because builds are usually just guidelines to what you should expect in a game, people often have a lot of questions. Here, I will discuss answer any questions that you have or I have been asked many times before.

Q: Why do you take Void Staff so early in the game? I thought people don't have much MR at 25 minutes. > The reason why you want to get Void staff as either your second or third item is because of the 40% Magic Penetration as well as the 70 AP.

> While it is true that most people don't have extreme amounts of MR 25 minutes into the game, they still do have their base defenses in addition to runes/masteries.

> Katarina is a champion that actually scales incredibly well with MPen. Once you get to a certain point, your abilities will do damage in the thousands, but this will be mitigated with any MR the enemy has.


Q: No Haunting Guise? > I do not get Haunting Guise for several reasons: For one, the upgrade into Liandry's Torment isn't very good. See Misconceptions.

> Second, while the the bonus AP and health are extremely useful, it is not cost efficient to buy an item that's only average and then sell it later.

> Finally, in this guide I highlight that Katarina is played as a reset hero/assassin. The health does not help when you are bursting people down in less than a second, and the small amount of AP does not help very much either.


Q: Why do you leave Zhonya's Hourglass so late in the build? Isn't the active supposedly really great? > The only times I get Zhonya's Hourglass earlier than listed is when I'm against an AD mid or my team needs me to have a greater teamfight presence.

> As said many, many times in this guide, Katarina is a champion who helps her team by cleaning up and killing off low health targets. If you find yourself being locked down by CC and your combo being interrupted often, this means that your entrance into fights is not timed correctly.


Q: Are there are any additional runes/masteries that I can run? > For Runes, click here, as there is a spoiler filled with all of the alternatives that are viable on Katarina.

> For masteries, the standard page is 21/9/0, where you have a healthy mix of offense and defense to keep you alive. Alternatively, you can put the 9 points of defense into utility.

> Scout allows you to jump farther with your trinket, Fleet of Foot gives a nice MS boost, Summoner's Insight reduces the cooldown on your Flash, and Alchemist and Culinary Master will help sustain.



Well, congratulations! You've reached the end of my ridiculously long Katarina mid guide! I hope you've learned something after reading all of this, and I hope I've inspired you to play more of this champion. If you believe my guide was helpful in any way, an upvote is a fantastic way to let me know :3 If you have any objections to my build's content, comment in the discussion section! I'll be more than happy to hear your side of the argument. If my logic is wrong, please do not hesitate to correct me. I want this guide to be as accurate as possible, and I will update it if I do end up agreeing with you!

Thank you for reading!

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  • Jhoijhoi and Jamespongebob for their wonderful coding guides.
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  • All of my friends who helped me with builds/matchups/gameplay and put up with my hopeless feeding as I attempted to learn this champion ^_^
  • Electro522 for thedetailed review. Check out his review shop here!
  • Janitsu, Vynertje, Nighthawk, and GrandmasterD for the glorious Scout Review.
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